Tony Pauline from Sports Illustrated and TFY Draft Insider reports that the St. Louis Rams are showing interest in Ft. Valley State WR Ricardo Lockette at his Pro Day event today. Lockette pushed out 22 reps on the bench today, following a Combine workout that put him on the radar of more than a few draft prospect watchers.
A national champion at track, Lockette posted a 4.37 forty time in Indianapolis. He did not run again today. Following his Combine performance, Lockette got some hype from several corners of the internet. Gil Brandt compared him to Austin Collie, though I'm not sure it's the most apt comparison.
Not everyone is buying high on Lockette. Chad Reuter at NFL Draft Scout slaps a "buyer beware" label on the Fort Valley State receiver. Besides the D-II competition stigma, Reuter notes inconsistent hands and inexperience. As we pointed out in the TST post about Lockette linked above, small school expert Josh Buchanan cautions draftniks that Lockette was third on his team for receptions.