I'm officially on the Jake Locker bandwagon.

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  1. HeadOnASwivel

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    It looks like a foregone conclulusion that Locker will be our pick at eight. Of course that is far from certain, but given our biggest need and what the experts have been saying, it does make sense. I've been reading and watching as many videos of him and I am now completely on board with drafting him at eight.

    He seems like such a good kid, very grounded, and of high moral fiber. From everthing I've read he is a great leader and student of the game. He'll be a gymrat, the first one onto and the last one off of the field.

    His physical abilities are rare, he has an NFL arm and body. His speed is incredible and his ability to throw from outside the pocket is awesome.

    Of course, his game is far from perfect. He really needs to work on his accuracy and pocket presence. Look, Chris Palmer was brought in, at least in small part, to help mentor a young quarterback; this is his forte afterall. I feel that his accuracy and pocket awareness can be markedly improved as long as he gets at least one, perhaps two redshirt years under Palmer's watchful eye.

    He really has had only two years in a pro-style offense in his career, so I think he has a lot of room to get better. He didn't even play with a TE on the field at Washington and we all know they provide a great safety outlet more often than not. He played with poor talent around him and his offensive line was god awful, he was running for his life most of the time. I just think he hasn't come close to reaching his full potential.

    As long as the orginazaton is patient with Locker and allows him to develop before throwing him to the dogs, I think he has everything you'd want in a franchise quarterback. It will require a huge commitment from the Titans, we'll have to sign a good vetran free agent who will also act as a mentor to Locker such as Hasslebeck or, dare I say, Kerry Collins.

    Here are some vidoes I've watched, check them out if you havne't already. Pay close attention to the first video, this one is the best in my eyes. This is someone I'd be proud of being the face of our franchise.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LL5QqktlGM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZchE4x7zlE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWqU3VXIJY4
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  2. tenforthewin

    tenforthewin Camp Fodder

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    I've yet to convince myself ththats who the Titans will take at 8. I think they're high on him, but it's hard to tell what's smoke and what isn't.. I think Fairley has just as good a chance of busting as Locker, so I'd be OK with him over Haynesworthless, I mean Fairley. On another note, if he were to bomb out as a QB, he'd make a hell of a SS, and I'm not joking he's a hell of an athlete and not a p*ssy like VY.
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  3. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE @JCBRAVE

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    I'm glad you say that HeadOnASwivel.
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  4. TheSureThing

    TheSureThing WHY DIDNT YOU DRAFT JOHNNY FOOTBALL?!?

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    If we pass him up I'll be extremely upset...especially if its for Dalton...ew
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  5. RavensShallBurn

    RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

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    What if we pass on him for Patrick Peterson?
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    Gunny Lord and Master Tip Jar Donor

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    I'm on the bandwagon because I am 99% sure we will take him. I'd prefer Ponder.
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    jessestylex DeadGirlsCantSayNo

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    what if we pass on him and he becomes a pro bowler and the next Brett Favre? but at least we would have Patrick Peterson! that no QB will throw to. so it would be kinda pointless imo.
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  8. HeadOnASwivel

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    Looks like you made me a believer :).
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  9. jessestylex

    jessestylex DeadGirlsCantSayNo

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    you guys can use my sig if you want.
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  10. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    Even worse.

    I wouldn't mind Locker. I like 2 other QBs more, but if we get him that means we didn't take the overhyped in Kaepernick, Gabbert, and Newton.

    I wanted us to draft him last year before I knew he was staying.
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