Positive: Developing receiver with outstanding size/speed numbers. Displays a terrific burst, and transfers his timed speed onto the football field. Effectively catches the deep ball. Extends to make to make the reception away from his frame and displays solid pass catching mechanics. Gets vertical over defenders to grab the high throw. Flashes elusiveness running after the catch and has the ability to break tackles then pick up positive yardage. Ran explosive routes at the combine showing the ability to quickly get into breaks than stay low on exit.
Negative: Lacks a quick release off the line. Still needs a lot of work on his route running. Struggles to track the ball at times.
Analysis: Lockette is a champion sprinter that's slowly transitioning his athleticism onto the football field. He comes with a great amount of upside potential and is a developmental prospect worth keeping on a roster as a fifth receiver."
Negatives: Hands are like bricks at times, drops a lot of easy passes... Playing at the division two level can only hurt him... Was third on his team in receptions, one would expect an NFL caliber receiver to dominate his level of competition... Former track star who is more of an athlete than football player at this point, strictly a measurable guy... A straight-line runner, has below-average change-of-direction skills and is not an elusive runner... Poor route runner, looks lazy at times... Played in a Wildcat offense, publicly blamed his poor statistics on the quarterback play at Fort Valley State... A project player, will take a few years to realize his potential... Comes with character concerns, initially signed with Auburn out of high school but did not qualify academically... Failed a drug test for high levels of testosterone following the 2009 NCAA Division II championship track meet... Takes too long for him to get to full speed."
Strengths: Size, speed and body control that are D-1 level.
Weaknesses: His main weakness is weakness if he were at Auburn he'd be 210-220 and much stronger. He also has a very checkered football history--in and out of schools, transfers, no consistency in his situation...
Projection: When word gets out, and so far it has not, he'll be one of DII most discussed preospects. I project him as a 5th rounder but if he gets to the Senior Bowl or Combine 3rd or even 2nd is not out of the question."
Ricardo Lockette is, without question, one of the very most explosively gifted Wide Receivers in this Class.
Any guy who weighs in at 6.2/210, knocks out 22 Bench Presses, and blasts a 4.34 on the 40 is a FREAK.
Whether or not he can play Wide Receiver at the next level is the question.
Simply put, he is raw as Hell, and it's way too early to say with certainty that he'll make it.
But the kid has a ferociously competitive nature...And that, frankly, is all I need to know.
I think he'll make it, all right. And I think he'll crush his deficiences, master his strengths...and become exceptional.
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