Just received a call from Don Ruiz, who is covering the UW pro day that features quarterback Jake Locker. It’s over, and he’s begun adding some details to this report and will add more later.
Some 200 scouts and media were there primarily to see Locker go through his paces. Also participating were linebackers Mason Foster, Victor Aiyewa and Brandon Huppert, offensive linemen Cody Habben and Ryan Tolar, defensive backs Nate Williams and Vonzell McDowell, and backs/receivers D’Andre Goodwin, Austin Sylvester and Dorson Boyce.
Among those spotted were Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and former UW head coach turned Browns assistant Keith Gilbertson.
Locker connected on 38 of 40 passes thrown with no rush or defensive backs. The two that were incomplete were on deep slant patterns just beyond the reach of tiring receivers.
Locker said it was his best performance in front of scouts, something Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian agreed with.
Locker: “I felt like it went well. I came out and I felt like I threw it as well as I could today. (I was) working on the same things I’ve been working on throughout this process. I just wanted to keep improving upon them, and I think I was able to do that today.”
Sark: I thought he threw great – not only the ball coming out of his hand and the accuracy. I thought his feet were good. I thought he had great demeanor. It’s not an easy workout to throw that many balls in a row. I think he ended 38 of 40, and the two he missed were pretty dang good throws, too. It was a nice performance.
Locker added that instead of going to New York for next month’s NFL Draft, he will spend it with his family in Ferndale.
“It’s an honor, and I appreciate the (invitation to New York),” he said. “But for me I want to be with the people that have been with me my whole life and helped me get to this point. I want to share that experience with them, and not all of them would be able to come to New York with me. So for me it makes more sense to be home where I grew up and where this all started.”