Senior Bowl Links
Jake Locker and Mason Foster are the Washington representatives at Senior Bowl practices this week, where they've been working out with some of the nation's top collegiate seniors in an effort to improve their NFL Draft stock.
Every throw/read/decision is scrutinized by scouts, GMs and other NFL executives. There is also a large contingent of media in Mobile, Ala., which has led to some national ink about the two Huskies' stars.
Locker was the subject of an excellent profile in the Washington Post. Writer Rick Maese echoed what we here at Washington have known all along - that Locker had absolutely no regrets about staying for his senior season.
His decision to stay has been the topic du jour among NFL executives at the Senior Bowl, as well as reporters.
"So, when teams ask me now, I just kind of explain my reasoning a bit," said Locker. "My policy is always to be honest. I have nothing to hide. I feel comfortable with the decisions I made and why I made them."
Foster has routinely been applauded this week by NFL execs for his instincts and athleticism, and has now been mentioned as a possible second or third round pick. Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times writes about Foster's path from Seaside, Calif., to the Senior Bowl.
"I never had any doubts about playing at Washington," Foster said. "I knew either way -- if it was football or if it was education -- I knew I was at the right place. I knew I was going to have a good opportunity to do something with my life, if it was playing in the NFL or it was taking my degree and doing something else. I never doubted anything."
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