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Jake Locker (QB)
  • Height:
    6'3"
  • Weight:
    231 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    31 5/8 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 5/8 in.
  • College:
    Washington
  • Conference:
    Pac-12
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Selected by: Tennessee Titans
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 8 (8)

Pick Analysis: The Titans select Jake Locker to become the new face of their franchise. As one of the top athletes in the draft, he gives them a dual threat at the position with the ability to make plays on the perimeter. While his accuracy problems raised some red flags, his leadership skills, work ethic and intangibles outweighed them and encouraged the Titans to go with Locker over a host of other options at the position.
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Overview

Locker decided to return for his senior season and his erratic performance has certainly hurt his draft stock. An extremely gifted athlete, Locker's production does not match his talent. He possesses a cannon for an arm, but he is not an efficient passer. At this point, his greatest asset is his athleticism and it is unclear if he will ever be a starting quarterback at the next level. Also, Locker has a history of injuries due to his aggressive style of play. Overall, Locker has all the physical tools and a team will likely take a chance on him in the first round despite his inconsistent production.


Strengths

Locker is tall enough with a sturdy muscular build and excellent athleticism for the position. Has a rocket arm to make all the throws and fits the ball into tight windows. Shows the ability to scan the field and check down with very good touch. Extremely mobile and can make plays with his feet. Fierce competitor and leader.

Weaknesses

Does not show the ability to consistently make his progressions and find the open man. Misses on too many throws and his accuracy can be erratic at times. Abandons the pass early and relies too much on his feet. Plays a bit recklessly and has missed a lot of games due to injury.

Grade

7.9

 

Video Playlist

  1. Locker happy to be a Titan

    Published: April 29, 2011 at 12:16 a.m.

    Jake Locker talks with "NFL Total Access" after he was taken with the eighth overall pick in the NFL draft by the Tennessee Titans.

  2. Titans take Jake Locker No. 8

    Published: April 28, 2011 at 08:57 p.m.

    The Titans select Washington QB Jake Locker with the eighth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

  3. 2011 Draft Profile - QB Jake Locker, Washington

    Published: April 7, 2011 at 01:38 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Washington quarterback Jake Locker.

  4. Locker's pro day report

    Published: March 30, 2011 at 07:22 p.m.

    Jake Locker showed excellent accuracy in his pro-day workout, completing 39 of 41 passes. How will this affect his draft stock? Find out on "Path to the Draft."

  5. First Draft: Jake Locker

    Published: March 23, 2011 at 03:52 p.m.

    Find out what drives Washington QB Jake Locker to achieve his dream of being an NFL QB.

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