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The Locker and Luck debate is close, and I like them both as top fifteen prospects. You have to look at more than just the box scores. Locker has the better arm and athleticism without question. Locker arguably has the better accuracy, and Luck throws an ugly deep ball that tends to float.
Also do not overlook the fact that Locker plays on a far worse team. Luck has the better wide receivers and offensive line as well as defense. Locker is doing everything he can with the team he has.
The Nebraska game was not as bad as the box score would let you believe for Locker. His receivers were constantly blanketed and he was under pressure all day. He made some bad throws, but he was playing against arguably the best defense in the country with no talent around him. He can only do so much.
Locker displayed some of the concerns I have with him, which is that he tends to lock on to receivers occasionally and that he lacks a feel for the position at times. However I remain confident that the tools are there.
There is no need to look at the Nebraska game and immediately say Locker is the worse quarterback. Let's see how he bounces back. He is still a more talented prospect than Luck and only slightly less polished.