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A matter of perspective

A year ago, Jake Locker was projected as the top pick in the draft. Now, he could end up a third-rounder. Welcome to the wildly subjective world of QB evalutation.

Updated: April 6, 2011, 1:33 PM ET
By Seth Wickersham | ESPN The Magazine

This story appears in the April 18, 2011 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

JAKE LOCKER IS ACCUSTOMED to being first. Among the half-dozen NFL prospects he's training with on a mid-­February morning in Irvine, Calif., the former University of Washington quarterback is first to stretch, first to run a 40-yard dash, first to spin around the three-cone drill. A few hours later, the 22-year-old, with his Marine buzz cut and slugger's arms, is first to arrive at Oakley headquarters, a fortress ...

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