Jake Locker was a guest on the Dave “Softy” Mahler show on KJR-AM this morning, talking about his experience this week at the NFL Combine.
As noted in the post below, the general consensus was that Locker helped himself, in part with a 4.59 40 time that was the third-fastest among QBs.
Locker said he thought he’d run faster but that he also didn’t think the time mattered much a whole lot either way.
“I dont think it has a big effect on it at all,” he said. “It’s a time where it’s fast for the position and I felt like I ran really smooth, I felt really good. I felt like I ran a lot faster than the time that I got, but I felt good, and for me it’s more of a thing that when I play, I feel fast when I play, and I do believe there really is a difference in the time you get out there (on the track) and the speed you play at on the field. … I’m not worried about it at all i was happy with it i thought it was a little faster than that but it’s not something I’m bent out of shape about.”
By the way, here’s Locker’s run if you missed it Sunday:
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Locker said of the week that: “I felt really good. It was a good week for me. I thought the interview process went well, the medical stuff went well and when I was able to get on the field I felt comfortable and confident.”
Asked about the interviews he said it was “a lot of just talking football. Fortunately I don’t have character issues that I had to answer questions about (so it was just) a lot of just talking X’s and O’s and trying to get an idea of my mind for the game.”
He said he thinks he talked to every NFL team and couldn’t say if there was one he spoke with more than any other.
He said that an obvious question for team was his accuracy and that he tried to approach it upfront in the interviews, saying he knows it’s something he needs to improve on and is addressing.
“I understand what i need to work on and I’m taking steps in that direction to fix it,” he said.
Asked what he’s working on, he said: “The biggest thing for me is the feet, it always has been, keeping a good base, a consistent base no matter where I am in the pocket is the biggest thing for me. … keepinig my feet, a good base at the top and shoulder stride is something I’ve been working on a lot and I felt good with it yesterday and feel like I have made a lot of progress in that area.”
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— UW LB Mason Foster ran a 4.65 in his 40 today, and the early word is that he’s making a good impression.
— Here’s info on the coaches scheduled to participate in the UW Coaches Clinic in April.
— The Huskies will have to play three of what are Sporting News’ Top 10 teams entering the spring.