Randall Cobb announced his decision to go pro earlier today but he’s not the only Wildcat that’s ready to make a name for himself in the NFL. Derrick Locke is ranked as the twentieth best running back in the draft by NFLDraftScout.com and he’s projected to be picked up in round 6 or 7. New Era Scouting (a Big Lead joint) interviewed Locke about his plans for the future and the future Senior Bowl MVP compares himself to the best running back in the game, Chris Johnson.
Scott Porter: What NFL player reminds you of yourself?
Derrick Locke: Chris Johnson of the Titans because of his speed, and we have similar size. We’re not real big but very quick and fast with big time break away speed.
He also admits to doing a little fishing when he’s not playing football. I’m sure Papaw Brooks taught him everything he knows on the water.
Scott Porter: What are your hobbies off the field?
Derrick Locke: I don’t do much away from football. I like to spend as much time with my family as possible. I like to hang out with my friends, spend time with my song. I also like to sing. I sing by myself a lot. I like to fish, play putt putt and I like to bowl.
Locke also has a brand new Facebook fan page for everyone in Big Blue Nation to “like”. You should do that.