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Thursday, April 28, 2011
Locker surprise pick at No. 8 for Titans

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Jake Locker's draft slide didn't really end up going that far from 2010 to 2011.

The former Washington quarterback was projected by many as the No. 1 overall pick if he entered the NFL draft last spring, but a disappointing senior season didn't destroy his draft status after the Tennessee Titans picked him with the eighth overall pick in the draft Thursday.

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton went No. 1 overall to the Carolina Panthers. So Locker ended up the second QB drafted.

So let the debate begin: Did the Titans reach? Or is Locker just too good a talent to pass up?