The Tennessee Titans wasted no time making their selection in the 2011 NFL draft. With the eighth pick, the Titans have selected QB Jake Locker out of Washington. This is a bit of a surprise because Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert was still on the board and he's long been expected to be picked higher than Locker.
With Locker, you have all the intangibles. He's a smart guy who works hard. He's tough and there's a reason a lot of general managers across the league like him. Physically, he has the size you want at 6'3" and 228 pounds. He's also a senior with plenty of leadership skills.
On the field, there's some left to be desired. He has just a 55 percent completion percentage which isn't usually where you see a top 10 pick. The accuracy issue, especially for a quarterback, is hard to get over. The Titans and new head coach Mike Munchak think they can develop him into a top quarterback.
In his career, Locker has thrown for over 7,600 yards and 53 touchdowns.
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