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The best get better in Week 3

Jahvid Best's stock rises as Aaron Corp shows why Matt Barkley should be under center

Originally Published: September 21, 2009
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.

Stock Up

1. Washington QB Jake Locker

A solid game plan thanks in large part to five former USC assistant coaches on staff certainly played a role in Washington's stunning upset of No. 3 USC. Ultimately, though, the game was decided by the players on the field -- and none played a bigger role in the outcome than Locker. The junior quarterback showed toughness and composure throughout the four-quarter battle. He completed all four of his pass attempts during the 10-play, 63-yard drive to set up Erik Folk's game-winning 22-yard field goal. Locker's 21-yard completion on third-and-15 to WR Jermaine Kearse was the play of the game and it demonstrated his rare combination of mobility and arm strength that has NFL scouts talking first-round potential -- despite Locker's history of durability problems.

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