April 12, 2010
"That's the best quarterback we've played in nine years here. Jake Locker has ridiculous talent."
- Pete Carroll, former USC head coach and current Seattle Seahawks coach
"He is, in my opinion the most difficult weapon to defend in Division I football."
- Mike Bellotti, former Oregon head coach
"Locker is a stud, and he's hard to bring down. I can't say enough about that kid. We would take him on our team any day."
- Jan Jorgensen, former BYU defensive lineman
"He is a phenomenal player, so we used every weapon we thought we had and I think what it showed is we're going to have to look a little further if we ever play a young man like that again."
- Bronco Mendenhall, BYU head coach
"He's a big guy with great speed. He throws the ball well. I don't know who to compare him to other than Jake Locker. He's done an excellent job. He's a very talented young guy."
- Bob Stoops, Oklahoma head coach
"He's got a big, powerful lower body and speed. He's got the ability to make people miss but also shed tacklers. If I didn't have to coach against him, I'd be a lot bigger fan."
- Jim Harbaugh, Stanford head coach and longtime NFL quarterback
"The kid's one of the best players in the nation, as versatile as it gets for a quarterback."
- Bo McNally, former Stanford safety
"For my two cents, Washington quarterback Jake Locker is the Pac-10's most valuable football player. He can beat you throwing, running, improvising and by sheer will, if nothing else."
- Greg Hansen, columnist for the Arizona Daily Star
"If you had to ask me right now who is going to be the number one pick in the 2011 draft, I would say it's etched in stone it's going to be Jake Locker. You can mark that down. Jake Locker, if he's not the number one pick, it's an upset."
- Mel Kiper, ESPN draft expert
"To me, [Locker] was considerably more gifted than Sam Bradford. Sam Bradford's Pro Day was exceptional. The accuracy is what you want in a quarterback. So he's got everything you want and is going to be a solid pro. But if it were me making the decision and I had to pick, Jake Locker is the guy I would feel more comfortable with. He has more raw talent, is just more gifted physically and his character and that he's a big, strong leader and super competitive. He would have gotten consideration with that first overall pick."
- Nolan Nawrocki, Pro Football Weekly draft expert