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Once regarded as the likely first overall pick, Locker regressed during his final year at Washington to the point that some analysts had him pegged as a second-round prospect before the 2011 NFL draft. The Titans evidently kept the faith in Locker and nabbed him with the eighth overall pick.
Locker spent most of his rookie year learning behind veteran starter Matt Hasselbeck but did look promising in his limited playing time. Hasselbeck hasn’t gone anywhere, so Tennessee may not be handing the reins to Locker just yet.
However, if the strong-armed Locker does force his way into the lineup, he could be a fantasy gem. He has a plethora of weapons to work with.
Kendall Wright is a downfield playmaker, as is Kenny Britt when he actually suits up. Tight ends Taylor Thompson and Jared Cook are athletic freaks of nature. Chris Johnson, meanwhile, is a constant threat to take a screen or swing pass to the house.
Locker is himself a powerful and agile runner who could serve as an auxiliary goal-line back, as Cam Newton does for the Panthers. The Titans have all the makings of an explosive offense if Locker takes the helm—be ready to snap him up.