|ESPN.com: NFC West||[Print without images]|
|Washington Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian, left, believes Jake Locker has a bright NFL future.|
"My view of Jake Locker as a pro-style quarterback is that he is a true sophomore coming out early going in the NFL draft. He's had two years in a pro-style offense of learning the nuances of this thing, from the drops to the protections to the coverages to the route recognition, the reading, the route adjustments that all have to take place, the fundamentals that it takes.
"To me, his upside is huge. Whoever gets him is going to get a player that continues to deveop and is going to work at it and they are going to get someone who is a tremendous leader, not only on the field but off the field, in the community, which matters, and someone who is going to be mature enough to step into the huddle with a 10-, 12-year, 13-year, 14-year veteran and call the play with conviction, and execuate a play -- especially late in games.
"I think so much with Jake that got missed here for us, if you look at the way he performed in the fourth quarter, especially in final drives over the last two years, those were special plays and special drives. You watch the NFL on Sundays, how many times games come down to that final drive, and he's got that ability to make plays in the final drive that ultimately win games, that ultimately win playoff games, that ultimately win Super Bowls. I think that is why he is going to be special down the road."