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2011 Senior Bowl: Jake Locker Meets With Redskins, Other Teams

Many feel the Washington Redskins need a quarterback in the 2011 NFL Draft, and senior Jake Locker is up there on the list, along with many others. Coach Mike Shanahan also reportedly loved Locker last season and may have taken him if he had come out. Therefore, it should be little surprise that Locker has met with the Redskins during the preparation for this week's Senior Bowl.

Via Rick Maese of the Washington Post:

The Redskins have met and interviewed Washington quarterback Jake Locker during this week's Senior Bowl preparations, though it might not be worth reading too much into the routine meeting. The Redskins have held several interviews here in Mobile, Ala., and Locker has already spoken with more than half the NFL teams.    

Locker's first day of Senior Bowl practices on Monday drew mixed reviews, as Matt Terl of Redskins Blog noted. ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper was also very critical of Locker in a conference call with Redskins reporters earlier today. However, Locker improved on the second day of practice, according to SB Nation's Jason Kirk. Doug Farrar, writing for Yahoo! Sports, backed up that assertion.

Whether in shotgun or under center, he looked poised and natural dropping back, rolls out easily, and throws out of motion as well as any quarterback I've seen in a long time. Locker also has the quickest release and a compact motion that will serve him very well in the NFL. His primary issue is that he struggles with accuracy in the pocket, and that has showed up through the week as passes have sailed on him.