Originally posted by Kalen49ers:Originally posted by SF69ers:Originally posted by Jcool:Originally posted by SF69ers:Originally posted by Jcool:
Has there ever been a prospect like him? What i mean is that everyone says he could be the top pick in the draft, yet his team doesn't win (say what you will about talent around him, but the QB is the most important player to determine wins/losses) and he makes a lot of mistakes. I've seen first round picks with this kind of background but never a consensus #1 overall pick.
The thing that scouts had been looking at are his skills as a QB. Strong arm, mobile in the pocket, ability to run and break tackles, two seasons under a pro-style offense. But of course, he still has a lot to learn. The importance of having a better surrounding cast is taken pretty lightly. If the kid shows he's got the stuff, then a team will take a chance on him. Washington's o-line doesn't do a great job pass blocking (more of a run blocking line) and his receivers tend to drop passes. That's huge when you're thinking about Locker's stats too.
But if he struggles with an average team in college what will he do on a bad pro team
Unfortunately, if he gets drafted by a bad pro team, he'll probably suck as well. Just like any other pro QB. McNabb hasn't looked good with the Redskins. However, if Locker gets drafted by a team with an offensive minder HC or at least a legit OC, and he has weapons around him as well as a decent O-Line, he'll do just fine.
I think whichever of the top QB's gets drafted by the 49ers won't be in a bad situation really.
I mean, we will have a new coach, preferably an experienced one, he will have nice weapons in Gore, Vernon and Crabtree, o-line will be ok with more experienced (especially Iupati and Davis). Will have a pretty good defense to back him up too.
I agree. It all really depends on who our coach is. If it's Jon Gruden or Jim Harbaugh, they would do wonders with Locker.