Jake Locker was the 8th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was considered by most to be the 3rd or 4th best QB in the 2011 NFL Draft but he was taken 8th overall as the 2nd QB off the board. Jake Locker is now a Tennessee Titan and he is now the top rated QB on the Titans depth chart. First of all I like the pick a lot more than a lot of Draft analysts such as Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay. I think that potentially Jake Locker was the top rated QB in the 2011 NFL Draft and I think he was the correct choice for the Titans 8th overall in the NFL Draft. Not only does Jake Locker have an extraordinary work ethic but he is a great athlete as well. A lot of people criticize Jake Locker because he was not an accurate passer in the pocket. However, he is extremely athletic outside the pocket and throws the ball very well on the run. I think if he improves his footwork in the pocket he will be a much more accurate passer as well. Additionally when Vince Young played for the Titans he did very little passing in the pocket and I think Jake Locker can run a similar play book. With a running back like Chris Johnson the play action pass will be a big play for the Titans in the 2011 NFL Season.
With all of this being said I still think that the Titans need to get a veteran QB such as Matt Hasselbeck or Donovan McNabb to show Jake Locker the ropes and start at the beginning of the 2011 NFL Season.