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Fostering Excitement

Posted on: March 30, 2011 3:25 pm
Edited on: March 30, 2011 3:27 pm
 
Before the Jake Locker Show began at the Washington pro day Wednesday, All-Pac-10 linebacker Mason Foster took part in all of the typical agility drills.

Foster ran his forties in the mid 4.7's, about what was expected after being credited with a 4.75 in Indy. Not surprisingly, his short shuttle and three-cone drill times were very close to his Combine times in those events. Scouts will appreciate, however, that he came out to work instead of standing on his performance at the Combine.

His times are quite typical of third round prospects like Foster who were productive college players (161 tackles in 2010) but lack elite athleticism. When teams watch the tape, they'll see Foster aggressively attacking the line on pass and run blitzes. The questions scouts have, however, will be about his ability to chase down quicker NFL ballcarriers and stand up against more physical linemen at the next level.

Regional scouts from almost every team are in attendance. A major contingent is also there from the nearby Seahawks, including General Manager John Schneider and Head Coach Pete Carroll.

NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst Rob Rang is also in attendance at the Washington pro day, and will be providing his take on Locker's throwing session--which the Ferndale, Washington native hopes helps him secure a first round slot.

--Contributed by NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst Chad Reuter
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