Drafted: 2006, 40th Round, Los Angeles Angels; 2009, 10th Round, Los Angeles Angels
"If he committed himself to baseball, he could be a Hall of Famer," was what one anonymous scout told Baseball America (h/t Grading on the Curve).
"Scouts believe if he concentrated on baseball, he could be like a speedier Matt Holliday," read Baseball America's 2009 draft report on Jake Locker.
In the end, though, Locker was always a football player and never had any real interest in pursuing a baseball career.
He signed with the Angels after being taken in the 2009 draft, receiving a $250,000 signing bonus, but in the end he never took the field for them.
The Tennessee Titans took him with the No. 8 pick in the 2011 draft, and he took over as the starter midway through last season, eclipsing veteran Matt Hasselbeck on the depth chart.
He threw for 2,176 yards and 10 TDs in 11 starts but also threw 11 interceptions, and the 2013 season will be an important one for him locking down his status as a franchise quarterback. Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpartick was added in free agency as a backup option and to push Locker.