Derrick Locke Scouting Report

Derrick Locke

Height: 5’8
Weight: 186
College: Kentucky
40 Time: 4.35
Class: Senior
Stock: Up
Projected: 4th-5th Round

Stats

2010 – 166 att, 887 yards, 5.4 avg, 10 TD’s, 34 rec, 318 yards
2009 – 196 att, 908 yards, 4.6 avg, 6 TD’s, 31 rec, 284 yards, 2 TD’s
2008 – 63 att, 303 yards, 4.8 avg, 1 TD, 23 rec, 195 yards, 1 TD
2007 – 94 att, 521 yards, 5.5 avg, 5 TD’s, 7 rec, 86 yards

Overview:

Derrick Locke created quite a buzz at the Senior Bowl with his performance. If you watched Locke before though, you shouldn’t have been surprised. Locke is not only quick, he is plain fast. I wouldn’t be surprised if he clocked in under a 4.30, surely a 4.35. He has great vision and his feet are so quick through the hole. He does have his limitations though. He’s rather small and has had some nasty injuries in the past. For a team that is looking for an explosive play maker and 3rd down back, he is a nice option in the middle rounds.

Scouting Report:

Positives

– 2 year starter in the SEC
– Incredible speed
– Outstanding suddenness to his game
– Can stop, start, and cut on a dime
– Great burst
– Has a 2nd gear to pull away from defenders at the 2nd level
– Great vision
– Quick feet and moves very well laterally to find a hole
– Soft hands out of the backfield
– Can be a threat on returns
– Dynamic player who can be used in many different ways
– Can make big plays

Negatives

– Slight frame
– Has some previous knee injuries(ACL/MCL)
– Won’t be able to carry the load at the next level
– Has a tendency to try to bounce everything outside
– Won’t break many tackles
– Limited to just a 3rd down back?
– Blocking will need a lot of work

SKILLS:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Speed: 5.0
Power: 1.5
Agility: 4.5
Vision: 3.5
Hands: 4.0
Blocking: 1.0
Pro Potential: 3.0

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