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Locke one of the biggest sleepers at the combine


The NFL Combine is underway, with running backs and receivers set to show their stuff over the weekend. One of those who will be in attendance is Kentucky’s Derrick Locke, who turned heads at the Senior Bowl and is officially on the radar going into the biggest weekend for draft prospects. Yahoo!’s Shutdown Corner blog lists Locke as one of the top ten sleepers heading into the combine:

Derrick Locke, RB, Kentucky — The Senior Bowl standout has been refuting doubters and answering questions about his ability to maintain a serious workload at his size (5-foot-8, 186 pounds), but he already showed that he could blast through gaps against elite defensive talent in Mobile, and the combine will be his shot to show how quick and agile he is. Like Chris Johnson and Jamaal Charles, Locke is also a threat to run a sub-4.3 40-yard dash. It will be interesting to see if he takes part in the receiver drills as Dexter McCluster did — Locke could have a similar impact in the right offense.

That’s high praise for Locke, as any time you can be mentioned with super-productive backs like Johnson and Charles, you’re in good company. And, if he does end up anything like those two, he’s got a permanent spot on my fantasy team sewn up. Here’s to hoping he and Randall Cobb make the most of the weekend.

Go Cats.

Article written by Hunter Campbell

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8 Comments for Locke one of the biggest sleepers at the combine

  1. The Dykster
    5:56 pm February 25, 2011 Permalink

    Need more football.

  2. UK4eva-n-eva
    5:59 pm February 25, 2011 Permalink

    more basketball please

  3. UK4eva-n-eva
    6:00 pm February 25, 2011 Permalink

    i kid … i love football, and i think cobb and locke can be legit NFLer’s … if Cobb goes to an acceptable (not PIT) team, than i will get his jersey

  4. JRA
    6:35 pm February 25, 2011 Permalink

    It would seem to me wide receiver would be the best place for his size and speed. Don’t see his body holding up to being a running back.

  5. kidandplay
    6:49 pm February 25, 2011 Permalink

    cobb will be a stud

  6. Shelbycat
    6:53 pm February 25, 2011 Permalink

    If we couldn’t score points with lock and Cobb this year will not be pretty

  7. HomeJersey
    7:37 pm February 25, 2011 Permalink

    Cobb, Locke, Jacob Tamme, Steve Johnson… Fantasy FB Platinum! [email protected]!

  8. stegbrent
    9:13 pm February 25, 2011 Permalink

    I just want to see what Locke’s real 40 time is.