2011 NFL Draft Results: Tennessee Titans Take Jake Locker, QB, at No. 8
Tennessee Titans Find Vince Young’s Replacement In Washington’s Jake Locker
With the No. 8 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft the Tennessee Titans fully cut ties with former quarterback Vince Young by drafting his predecessor Jake Locker out of Washington.
Locker is decent pick at No. 8 as he brings good arm strength, a strong athletic build and a very quick delivery to a team that has seen struggles from their running QB of the past.
In the fist year Jeff Fisher will not be at the reigns for the Titans, the franchise drafted their quarterback of the future in hopes of striking gold the second time around.
Despite being inconsistent with his accuracy, Locker is a terrific instinctual passer that has excellent pocket awareness and will transition to the pro-style rather quick and easy.
Compared most notably to former second-round pick Jake Plummer, Locker possesses the same size and ability to be mobile as Plummer, but unfortunately, also his inconsistent decision-making skills.
Look for Locker to get right out there for the Titans and provide a kick of energy to a rebuilding program in 2011.
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|1. Carolina Panther: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn||17. New England Patriots: Nate Solder, OT, Colorado|
|2. Denver Broncos: Von Miller, LB, Texas||18. San Diego Chargers: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois|
|3. Buffalo Bills: Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama||19. New York Giants: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska|
|4. Cincinnati Bengals: A.J. Green, WR, Georgia||20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa|
|5. Arizona Cardinals: Patrick Petertson, CB, LSU||21. Cleveland Browns (from Kansas City): Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor|
|6. Atlanta Falcons (from Cleveland): Julio Jones, WR, Alabama||22. Indianapolis Colts: Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College|
|7. San Francisco 49ers: Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri||23. Philadelphia Eagles: Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor|
|8. Tennessee Titans: Jake Locker, QB, Washington||24. New Orleans Saints: Cameron Jordan, DE, California|
|9. Dallas Cowboys: Tyron Smith, OT, USC||25. Seattle Seahawks: James Carpenter, OG, Alabama|
|10. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Washington): Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri||26. Kansas City Chiefs (from Atlanta): Jonathan Baldwin, WR, PITT|
|11. Houston Texans: J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin||27. Baltimore Ravens: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado|
|12. Minnesota Vikings: Christian Ponder, QB, FSU||28. New Orleans Saints: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama|
|13. Detroit Lions: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn||29. Chicago Bears: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin|
|14. St. Louis Rams: Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina||30. New York Jets: Muhammad Wilkerson, DE, Temple|
|15. Miami Dolphins: Mike Pouncey, OG/C, Florida||31, Pittsburgh Steelers: Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State|
|16. Washington Redskins (from Jacksonville): Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue||32. Green Bay Packers: Derek Sherrod, OT, Miss. State|
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