NFL Draft 2011: Jake Locker Impressive During Private Workouts with Vikings

Ivan BliminseCorrespondent IApril 8, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: Washington Huskies quarterback Jake Locker answers questions during a media session at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 25, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Former Washington quarterback Jake Locker has been under the microscope this draft season after a disappointing senior year at Washington. Locker could have been the first-overall pick last April, but now there is even doubt that he will be a first round selection when team's are on the clock in 20 days. 

Locker has had a lot to prove to teams, and while his offseason was off to a slow start with a disappointing showing at the Senior Bowl, he now seems to be back on track by impressing teams during his private workouts. 

According to's Rob Rang, a source with the Minnesota Vikings said Locker's workout was "very impressive" and added he "might be in the mix" for the Vikings when they are on the clock with the No. 12 pick.

Locker also had another excellent workout with the Seattle Seahawks and impressed the team both on and off the field.

Locker has the skill to succeed in the NFL, but his consistency is what will concern many people. If you just look at Locker from taking the snap until the moment he releases the ball, he looks like a top 10 pick. However, once he lets the ball fly, it could end up landing anywhere. His accuracy is a major concern and that could hold him back from achieving his potential and from being selected in the first round.

Where do you see Locker being selected and would you want him on your team?