2011 NFL Draft Grade: Will Jake Locker Live Up to the Hype for the Titans?
Will Throwing Inconsistencies Prevent Jake Locker From Being a Star in Tennessee?
Well first off, Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert was still available at No. 8, but the Tennessee Titans decided to go a different direction for their first pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
By drafting Jake Locker at No. 8, the Titans receive a grade of B+ because inconsistencies will be the death of Locker in the NFL.
Performing in so-so Combine practices, Locker has been know to lack the tendency to lock on a receiver causing him to miss them more than usual, while also sometimes forcing the throw causing negative outcomes.
A big thing scouts have been saying is that Locker doesn’t have the accuracy to start right off the bat, as I’ve stated in a previous post.
Locker pretty much was the team at Washington, carrying the team with his arm for most the season and now as he enters the NFL with pro-bowl-caliber cornerbacks, they’ll expose his weaknesses.
Despite a glaring flaw with his arm, Locker is a solid pick to build the Titans around and will perform with the correct coaching in Tennessee.
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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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