We've heard all sorts of conjecture and hearsay about how teams have quarterbacks rated going into the 2011 NFL Draft. With the Vikings being one of the teams that is most assuredly in the market for a young quarterback, most of this news is of great interest to us.
In a chat over at Fox Sports yesterday, Adam Caplan offered this tidbit on Washington signal caller Jake Locker:
(Locker) looks the part with athleticism and arm strength, but his accuracy is a major problem and the reason why most teams don't have a first-round grade for him. However, it only takes one team to draft him in the first, not 32, so I wouldn't rule him out going that high.
I've said this numerous times about Jake Locker thus far, and I'll say it again. I'll start believing that Jake Locker is a potential quarterback of the future for this team to build around as soon as someone points out to me the last quarterback that went from college to the NFL and became a more accurate passer.
But, as Caplan says, it only takes one team to fall in love with him to make him a first-round pick. But the longer I think about it. . .much to the chagrin of folks like Paul Allen and Judd Zulgad. . .I sincerely hope that team isn't the Minnesota Vikings.