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Jake Locker, would you draft him in the 2nd?

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Cowboy Brian, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    It seems like there is a fair chance he would be available at #41, now while QB is not exactly a need Romo will be 31 when the season starts, Kitna 38(39 in September), so the prospect of having the ultra-physically talented Locker developing behind them is very alluring to me, if he can liveup to his talent he could be a top QB in the league, which would secure the franchises future after Romo, well worth a 2nd round pick. Would you draft Jake Locker at #41 if he is there? I know I would, but that would set us back missing out on O-Line talent that is available at that point.
  2. funkytown

    funkytown Well-Known Member

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    This will come down to, is he the best player available? Even if he is, there will be players rated close enough at positions of need.

    No, pass.
  3. 8FOR!3

    8FOR!3 Well-Known Member

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    If we could get Asomaaguahhasdf, Michael Huff, and Mankins + an offensive lineman in round 1 (or Mark Ingram,) I'd be okay with it.
  4. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    His potential makes it worth it to me. He has a low floor, thats unquestionable at this point but his ceiling is top 3 QB in the league. He has the mental makeup and the physical tools, his accuracy has to improve.
  5. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    Where do you come up w/ this stuff? He's top 10
  6. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    ESPN Insider article yesterday titled: "Locker slipping to third round?", second is very likely at this point. Gabbert, Newton and Mallet all should be expected to be drafted above him after the Senior Bowl performance, and some will make a case for Colin Kaepernick deserving to be above him aswell at this point.


    (I don't think I can quote it since its paid).
  7. funkytown

    funkytown Well-Known Member

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    Well all of the so called "experts" have been saying he didnt look top 10 material this week in senior bowl practices. They are saying he's not even looking like a first rounder.

    And he certainly didnt impress at the game. Still have combine to go, so we'll see.
  8. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    ....and if Cam Newton plays to his potential he'd be Top 3 in the league too...

    The reality is he's never done it, in fact he's regressed this past season.

    His accuracy, game management, pocket awareness, et cetera all has to improve.

    On a the proverbial checklist of all the things a QB needs to succeed, physical talent is near the bottom.

    His accuracy is better outside of the pocket than inside. You know who that is, Alex Smith.
  9. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Nope. Not interested.
  10. funkytown

    funkytown Well-Known Member

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    And if we were to do a top ten right now i think it would look something like this, in no particular order:

    Nick Fairley
    Patrick Peterson
    DaQuan Bowers
    Marcel Dareus
    A.J. Green
    Von Miller
    Blaine Gabbert
    Robert Quinn
    Julio Jones
    Prince Amukamara

    With guys like Cam Newton, Cameron Jordan, Ryan Kerrigan, Mark Ingram knocking on the door.

    With a solid combine Locker could put himself back in top 15 or 20 territory.
  11. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    I'd rather take the kid from Nevada.


    He's a project but if you can teach him to play than watch out.
  12. DIAF

    DIAF DivaLover159

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    no no no no no no no no no
  13. The Realist

    The Realist Active Member

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    No............he'll go to Seattle at 20 something.

    I wouldn't take him even if he was there in 2.

    He's a 2-3 year project at best.

    Top ten is a joke.

    Wake up, this isn't November of 2009.
  14. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Not even in the 3rd, and I might pass in the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th too.
  15. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    Best of both worlds, funny and the truth.
  16. texbumthelife

    texbumthelife Well-Known Member

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    Locker has Phillip Rivers written all over him. A tough gamer with a mean streak.

    With that said, our project quarterback is already on the roster and he comes with essentially the same tool and deficiencies.
  17. Tobal

    Tobal Well-Known Member

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    Locker has accuracy issues, that's a no go for me
  18. rash

    rash Member

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    No. But Hos.. I can understand not taking him even in the 4th, but the 5th? I wouldn't be complaining if we got him in the 5th even if he turned out to be Alex Smith.
  19. 8FOR!3

    8FOR!3 Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand how guys like Mark Ingram could drop outside the top 10. There's a good chance he's your franchise running back for years to come. You can draft good ones in later rounds for sure, but rarely someone at that level.
  20. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Because RB's have become a luxury unless there is a phenom talent available.


    I think Ingram will be a Saint or Colt.

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