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2011 NFL Mock Draft: The Vikings Are Reportedly Interested In Jake Locker

Since we're like, 99.99999% sure that Brett Favre is going to be retiring for real this time, so the Vikings have a pretty serious need for a new quarterback. There will be a few quarterbacks available to them in the upcoming draft, and according to Tom Pelissero of ESPN Twin Cities, they might have serious interest in Washington's Jake Locker, via Mocking the Draft.

And while it's too soon to peg Locker's spot on the Vikings' draft board -- team officials begin nine consecutive days of draft meetings on Monday -- there is a growing sense around the NFL they're preparing to pounce on the Washington quarterback at No. 12 overall.

Mocking the Draft adds an interesting parallel.

Some of Pelissero's column compares Locker to Favre. Fun fact: Locker completed 53.9 percent of his passes in college with 53 touchdowns and 35 interceptions. Favre completed 52.4 percent of passes at Southern Mississippi with 52 touchdowns and 34 interceptions.

Ooooo, eerie. I'm not sure how much weight this holds up because it's not like the Vikings are the team that drafted Favre. But it does show that just because you don't display accuracy at the College level that you can't be a success in the NFL.

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