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2011 Senior Bowl Practice: Redskins Show Early Interest In QB Jake Locker

We knew that the Redskins would be interested in taking a quarterback in the upcoming NFL Draft. There are four that should go at some point in the first round. One of them, Jake Locker of Washington, is taking part of the Senior Bowl this week and the Redskins are already reportedly showing interest.

According to Scott Wright of reported that the Skins made an overture to the dual threat quarterback as soon as the first day's practice wrapped up.

Perhaps most notable is that right after practice a Washington Redskins scout made a beeline for Washington QB Jake Locker to set up a meeting. Don’t forget, rumor has it the Skins were extremely interested in Locker at #4 overall last year before he opted to stay in school and they turned their attention to Donovan McNabb.

Locker was projected to go as high as first overall had he chosen to come out after his junior year, but has seen his stock drop a little bit with a largely underwhelming senior campaign. Locker has the ability to beat you with both his arm and his legs, but will need to demonstrate a lot more consistency if he wants to be an elite quarterback in the NFL.

The Redskins interest in him is certainly no surprise, but I also don't think it tells us anything we didn't already know. I believe if Blaine Gabbert, Cam Newton or Ryan Mallet (the other three QBs projected to go in the first round) were there they would have made a beeline for them as well. It's no surprise that the Redskins showed interest in a QB, Jake Locker just happens to be the best one there. But definitely something to keep an eye on.