2017 NFL Draft

Jeff Locke, P

School: UCLA  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Glendale, AZ
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 209 lbs.
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03/17/2013 - 2013 UCLA Pro Day: Jeff Locke, P (205) - Locke, a left-footed kicker, is a really good punter. He is every bit as good as Bryan Anger, the punter selected in the third round by the Jacksonville Jaguars in last year's draft. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

12/27/2012 - Scouting the UCLA special teams: UCLA gained confidence in freshman PK Ka'imi Fairbairn late in the season after early struggles, and he was put in a tough spot when he missed from 52 yards to tie Stanford late in the Pac-12 title game. He is 14 of 20, but just 1 of 4 from 40-plus yards. First-team all-conference punter Jeff Locke is one of the best around, although his 43.4-yard average might not be eye-popping. He is great at placement and hang time, helping UCLA rank 14th nationally in net punting. And he hits 77 percent of his kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks. UCLA misses Damien Thigpen (ACL) on kick returns. - The Sports Xchange

11/29/2012 - 2012 ALL-PAC-12 FIRST TEAM: P Jeff Locke, Sr., UCLA...has been selected First Team All-Pac-12 for the 2012 college football season. - UCLA football

10/02/2012 - PAC-12: DRAFT PROSPECT WATCH - WEEK 5: Keep an eye on: P Jeff Locke, 6-0, 207, UCLA: Why you should watch him: The senior punter has been a game-changer for UCLA this season, almost always giving the Bruins a field position advantage with his booming punts. In UCLA's win over Colorado on Saturday, Locke punted six times, pinning the Buffaloes inside their own 20 with three of those. Season stats: 31 punts, 1,323 yards (42.7 average). Player ranking: Locke is ranked 333rd overall and is the fourth-highest punter in CBSSports.com's latest player rankings. Locke has moved up three spots since last week when he was the seventh-highest punter in the player rankings. Up next: Locke could be busy when the Bruins travel to Cal on Saturday. Opposing punters are averaging 5.8 punts per game against the Golden Bears. UCLA will be looking for its first win in Berkeley since 1998. - John Breech, CBSSports.com

07/25/2012 - Top-five UCLA prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 5. P Jeff Locke...Typically it is not a good sign when one of a team's top prospects is their punter but after watching the Jacksonville Jaguars select another Pac-12 punter (Bryan Anger) in the third round in April, perhaps Bruins' fans should be celebrating their own talented specialist rather than question what else may be missing on this roster. To be clear, I do not anticipate Locke earning a draft selection as high as the former Cal standout Anger was selected. Locke, however, does possess the leg strength and versatility to potentially earn a draftable grade. Possessing a legitimate NFL frame for the position and a booming leg, Locke certainly looks the part. He's consistently been able to flip the field for the Bruins as a punter, ranking among national leaders in net punting throughout his entire career. The leg strength is perhaps even more noticeable on kickoffs, as he has had 55 touchbacks over his career. Because of his leg strength, Locke was sent out to attempt some long-distance field goals for the Bruins this past season and flashed enough success to potentially earn more consideration in this role down the road, nailing kicks from 49 and 51 yards against the Texas Longhorns. Considering his strong, accurate leg and the consistency he's shown over his career (44.58 career punting average ranks second in UCLA history) Locke could wind up as the top-rated punter in the 2013 draft, though as NFLDraftScout.com's rankings show, he'll have plenty of competition. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

07/11/2012 - 2012 RAY GUY AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Jeff Locke (Sr.), UCLA, has been selected to the preseason watch list for the 2012 Ray Guy Award, which honors the nation's top collegiate punter. Locke, who also handles kickoff duties for the Bruins, ranked twelfth in the nation last season with a 44.3 yards punting average. He placed 26 of his 64 kicks inside the twenty-yard line. In 2010, he was first in the Pac-10 and fourth in the NCAA with a 45.8 yard average. UCLA led the nation in net punting with a 41.27 yard mark. In 2009, Locke was the only freshman to reach the semi-finals for the Ray Guy Award. His 43.6 yards per punt average that year ranked sixteenth in the nation. - UCLA football


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