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April 25, 2011 at 8:54 PM

With draft approaching, Locker rising up Yahoo! search engine charts

Some interesting stats passed along tonight from the folks at Yahoo!, who reported that Jake Locker is the fourth-most-searched NFL prospect overall this week on its site, with searches for him up 211 percent.

And maybe because of that, Washington is No. 4 among the states searching “NFL Draft” on Yahoo! this week trailing only Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ohio. Also, Seattle is No. 2 among all markets searching this week for “NFL Draft” trailing only Cleveland. Detroit is third followed by Milwaukee, Dallas and Charlotte.

As for players, the top searches this week are Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert, Auburn QB Cam Newton, LSU CB Patrick Peterson and then Locker, followed by Alabama RB Mark Ingram.

However, the site also finds that overall searches for “NFL Draft” are down 32 percent compared to a year ago, maybe due to the lockout, which has probably dampened enthusiasm for the event this year.

IN OTHER NEWS. …

— USA Today’s QB draft preview focuses on Locker.

Jon Wilner lists Mason Foster No. 3 among potential draftees with Bay Area ties.

— The Denver Post speculates that the Broncos could be interested in Foster.

— I missed this last week, but Dave Razzano, the former NFL scout quoted in the USA Today story above who is high on Locker, also rates Victor Aiyewa as a potential draft sleeper.

— Jacksonville.com’s examination of safeties lists Nate Williams.

— I was a guest on the Bob and Groz show today, which you can find here.

All for now.

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