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Derrick Locke (RB)
  • Height:
    5'8"
  • Weight:
    188 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    28 7/8 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 in.
  • College:
    Kentucky
  • Conference:
    SEC
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Combine Stats
  • Bench Press16.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump37.5 inch
  • Broad Jump118.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill6.98 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.15 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
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Overview

Locke projects as a change-of-pace / third down back who should also bring value on special teams. Does not have the build or power to hold up as a full-time starter but has great quickness, agility, athleticism, awareness and hands. Finds the hole and doesn't leave yards on the field. Decisive and quick to get upfield after picking his spot. A valuable pass-catcher who plucks away from his body, can adjust to a bad throw, and pick up yards after the catch. Technically sound and feisty in pass protection but may struggle against the power rush. Locke carries a mid-round grade.


Strengths

Locke possesses excellent acceleration and feet. Gets to the hole quickly and can make defenders miss in the box. Has the patience to allow plays to develop and the vision to find holes on the backside. Is built low to the ground and has good balance. Catches away from his frame and is dangerous in the open field. Competitive.

Weaknesses

Lacks the size and power of an every down NFL running back. Goes down on first contact too often. Doesn't project as an effective goal line or short yardage runner. Despite great short-area burst, doesn't possess true home run speed. Takes pride in pass pro but lack of size can be a problem.

Grade

5.6

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 combine workout: Derrick Locke

    Published: March 7, 2011 at 06:20 p.m.

    Watch Kentucky RB Derrick Locke work out at the 2011 Scouting Combine.

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