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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)
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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I've avoided posting the SBNation.com 2011 NFL Mock Draft for a few weeks to see if Brian Galliford would shift things around, but he's been pretty steady with his pick for the Jacksonville Jaguars. I know quite a bit of you might not like it, but I'd be totally fine with it. I prefer Christian Ponder if they're taking a quarterback, but I completely understand the appeal and Locker's a guy I keep coming back to when thinking about the Jaguars pick and saying "Well...".

16. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jake Locker, QB, Washington. Locker's still flying under the radar a bit, but the theme here is that players with Locker's talent and intangibles don't last long in Round 1. David Garrard affords Locker the development time he'll need in Jacksonville.


I've said multiple times from watching Jake Locker I think his accuracy issues are correctable with good coaching. The latter part of Galliford's reasoning is what makes the most sense. While typically first round quarterbacks have started out of the gate in recent years, at 16 overall it's low enough to where a team won't be compelled (monetarily) to do so. It would give Locker a year to sit and work on his footwork and setup (...develop). I'm more of a "throw them in the fire" kind of guy, myself.