Washington quarterback Jake Locker has undergone several transformations. It started in his high school days leading a Wing-T offense. He then learned the nuances of the spread offense from former University of Washington coach Tyrone Willingham, and finally started mastering the pro-style offense under second-year UW coach Steve Sarkisian. Minor suggestions, such as keeping his elbow up in his throwing setup, were smaller lessons for Locker. The primary emphasis was his overall alignment. The mechanics are there now. So is Locker’s understanding of Sarkisian’s pro-style offense. All that is left is ironing out some of the wrinkles. Because Locker’s passing has started to catch up to his athleticism, he could become the No. 1 pick in the 2011 NFL draft. – The Bellingham Herald

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