This one is way too easy. I’ll let Pete Schrager at Fox Sports knock this one out of the park:
“Two quarterbacks took the field at Washington’s Husky Stadium on Saturday — a redshirt freshman who’d yet to play in a collegiate road game and the No. 1 pro prospect in all of college football. One of the two young men looked confident, focused and head and shoulders superior to every other athlete on the field. The other appeared lost, confused and downright underwhelming.
In just his third college game, Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez played like a legitimate Heisman candidate and a quarterback worthy of comparisons to former ’Huskers legends Eric Crouch, Turner Gil and Tommie Frazier. Jake Locker, the guy Mel Kiper, Jr. anointed as his No. 1 overall 2011 draft prospect back in April, looked like he didn’t even belong on the same field. Same old, same old for Locker, really.
With more promotional hype pumping him up than that Facebook movie, Locker laid yet another egg in yet another big game.
Of all the recent college quarterback prospects to wow NFL scouts, draftniks and player personnel men, perhaps no one player has achieved less on the field than Locker. An impressive physical specimen? Sure, but so was Ryan Leaf. So was JaMarcus Russell. And those guys actually won big games in college.
The Washington senior now has a career 9-22 record as a starter. With Saturday’s 56-21 loss to Nebraska, the apple of the draftinks’ eyes is just 3-12 all-time against ranked teams. These numbers will no doubt all be forgotten come NFL Combine time once Locker runs a 4.3 40 and benches 225 pounds 35 times. But they shouldn’t be.
Nebraska’s D is the closest thing to an NFL defense Locker has seen thus far. With Bo and Carl Pelini mixing and matching schemes, disguising coverages and sending pass rushers from all angles, Locker consistently looked overwhelmed and ill-suited for such duress. What he looked like was a red-shirt freshman making his first start on the road. Unfortunately, he was a four-year starter playing in his own building and starting for the 31st time.
Locker completed just 4 of 20 pass attempts for 71 yards on Saturday. He also threw two interceptions.”
Who wants to lock him up for a guaranteed $50 mil??