Photo of Jeff Locke
Drafted By: Vikings
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Draft Analysis:

"One of the biggest values is his kickoff ability. I believe he led the NCAA in touchbacks. This kid hits it." -- Charles Davis

  • 6'0" Height
  • 30 1/2" Arm Length
  • 209LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

In his report of UCLA's pro day, NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt says that Locke -- a left-footed kicker -- is every bit as good as Bryan Anger, the punter selected in the third round by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2012 NFL Draft.

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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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