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Morning links: Locker's pro day

Washington quarterback Jake Locker will have his pro day today at the Dempsey indoor practice facility in front of what is expected to be a full house of NFL scouts and media.

The workout begins at about 10:15 this morning, and will include linebacker Mason Foster, defensive back Nate Williams and others. Check out the full list of players who will be participating here.

Locker will throw to receiver D’Andre Goodwin and fullbacks Austin Sylvester and Dorson Boyce in a scripted, 60-throw session overseen by Washington offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier. Boyce will serve as more of an H-back and work the middle of the field.

Locker talks to ESPN 710 Seattle’s Brock Huard and Mike Salk about his pro day in this audio link.

He says he looking forward to another opportunity to prove he will be successful at the next level.

“The biggest thing we worked on is being consistent,” he said. “So every time you threw the ball, you had the same motion. The ball came out the same way, and you’re approach to the drop and the release was the same way.”

You can watch the workout over at

Doug Farrar of breaks down what Locker needs to accomplish during his workout to help win over scouts who are still concerned with his accuracy.

Bucky Brooks of the NFL Network says the most contentious draft room debates revolve around Locker.

Pat Kirwan of the NFL Network has Locker going to Seattle at No. 25 in this two-round mock draft.

Matt Bowen of National Football Post discusses whether or not Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith deserves a first-round grade.

Greg Gabriel of the National Football Post breaks down offensive tackles Tyron Smith of USC and Colorado’s Nate Solder.

Nolan Nawrocki of Pro Football Weekly is very critical of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton in this scouting report, making some wonder if he crossed the line.

Adam Caplan of Fox Sports defends the value of possession receivers in the production of NFL passing games.