Locke is one of the fastest running backs in the draft, and as the theme goes, speed always gets drafted.
Standing at only 5'8", Locke can make the first man miss and more. He can outrun oncoming defenders, get to the edge and bounce off would-be tacklers.
It's easy to say that because he never had a 1,000-yard season in college that he won't be a success in the NFL, but he never took more than 200 carries in a year and he averaged 5.3 yards a carry as a senior, with 10 touchdowns against some of the best collegiate competition.
Even better is the fact that Locke is fresh and is not coming off a collegiate season when he took the brunt of the blows carrying the ball for his offense.
Locke was a track athlete in high school, and when he gets to the second level and some open field, you can see why he was recruited to play football.
Locke's draft value reminds me of that of James Starks, last year's savior at the running back position for the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers.
Starks was drafted in the sixth round and was an afterthought, but after injuries to many of the Packers running backs, Starks got his opportunity.
Locke is probably a 3rd-down or change-of-pace back to start off, but if he can withstand the hits from NFL defenders, he may be a steal for a team in the draft.