The Titans QB competition

Let's take a look at some of the people that i think the Titans will be looking at to fill the QB vacancy  with in the draft.


 Jake Locker

TUCSON, AZ - OCTOBER 23:  Quarterback Jake Locker #10 of the Washington Huskies during the college football game against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium on October 23, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Huskies 44-14.  (Photo by Ch
Christian Petersen/Getty Images

2010 Stats: 2,265 yards, 17 TDs, 9 INTs, 124.20 rating

Strengths: arm strength, athleticism

Weaknesses: decision making, touch

Locker might have some advice for Andrew Luck right about now, as he is a quarterback who saw his No. 1 status derailed by injury and ineffectiveness in 2010.

Despite the fact he completed just five passes, he was pretty good in the Holiday Bowl against Nebraska, and is still going to be a first-round pick.

Locker's main strength is his arm, as he gets a lot of zip on balls. This can get him in trouble at times, as he tries to force a lot of balls, and he could stand to put more air under the ball on deep throws.

He's likely not going to be a star right away, but he could end up being great if he continues to develop at the pro level. He'll probably go in the middle of the first round, maybe to a team like the Vikings.






 Blaine Gabbert

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 27:  Quarterback Blaine Gabbert #11 of the Missouri Tigers passes during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks on November 27, 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Jamie Squire/Getty Images

2010 Stats: 3,186 yards, 16 TDs, 9 INTs, 127.03 rating

Strengths: solid arm, above-average speed and quickness

Weaknesses: lacks touch, lacks experience with pro-style offense

Gabbert is the one player who stands to benefit the most from Andrew Luck's decision to stay in school, as many college football pundits had him as the No. 2 quarterback prospect.

And Gabbert is definitely deserving. He's a big guy with a solid arm and very good instincts, and his excellent speed and agility are nice bonuses.

Gabbert's arm strength isn't quite elite, however, and his accuracy can be inconsistent. He tends to try to muscle too many balls into small targets, and doesn't always take what the defense gives him.

He was decidedly awful in Missouri's two losses this season, which might suggest that when he's bad, he's reallybad. But he'll probably be a top 10 pick anyway, and might even go in the top five.




 Ryan Mallett

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 04:  Quarterback Ryan Mallett #15 of the Arkansas Razorbacks reacts after throwing a 22-yard touchdown to Jarius Wright #4 against Devon Torrence #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the third quarter during the Allstate Sugar Bowl a
Chris Graythen/Getty Images

2010 Stats: 3,869 yards, 32 TDs, 12 INTs 163.65 rating

Strengths: size, arm strength

Weaknesses: accuracy, pocket presence

Much of the focus in the SEC was on Cam Newton this season, and rightfully so. But Mallett also had himself a heck of a season, and he definitely cemented himself as a first-round pick in doing so.

At 6-foot-6 and close to 240 pounds, Mallett definitely has the requisite size of an NFL quarterback. And nobody doubts his arm, as he's shown that he can make all the throws. He has also impressed with his leadership qualities and his work ethic.

But all of Mallett's shortcomings were painfully on display in the Sugar Bowl against Ohio State. His receivers didn't do him any favors by making some crucial drops, but it was also apparent that his accuracy is a little off at times. He was often a statue in the pocket.

Nonetheless, as much as the folks at ESPN like Gabbert, Mallett seems like he has more upside




Pat Devlin

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 25: Quarterback Pat Devlin #7 of the Penn State Nittany <a class='sbn-auto-link' href=

2010 Stats: 2,812 yards, 18 TDs, 2 INTs

Strengths: quick release, touch

Weaknesses: not very polished, very inconsistent

Pat Devlin transferred from Penn State to Delaware in 2008, which is probably why you might not be familiar with his name.

Devlin has the right kind of size (6-foot-3, 230 pounds) to be an NFL quarterback, and he's a fiery competitor and a good leader. He just needs to work on everything else.

Among other things, scouts aren't sure about his accuracy, his arm strength, his anticipation and his presence in the pocket. He is very much a project player, but he could become solid if he can develop the mental part of his game





Ricky Stanzi

TEMPE, AZ - DECEMBER 28:  Quarterback Ricky Stanzi #12 of the Iowa Hawkeyes warms up before the Insight Bowl against the Missouri Tigers at Sun Devil Stadium on December 28, 2010 in Tempe, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Christian Petersen/Getty Images

2010 Stats: 3,004 yards, 25 TDs, 6 INTs, 157.63 rating

Strengths: leadership, toughness

Weaknesses: delivery, poise, accuracy

Given the fact that Stanzi greatly improved this year from his showing in 2009, it might seem surprising that a lot of people are so down on him as an NFL-ready prospect.

But concerns about Stanzi became well-founded when the Hawkeyes more or less completely fell apart down the stretch. And despite the fact they beat Missouri in the Insight Bowl, Stanzi himself didn't have a very good game.

Stanzi does have a great arm, no doubt about that. But his wind-up delivery and poor footwork have to be corrected, and those aren't the only fundamentals that he needs to work on. Because of this, he projects as maybe a third or fourth-round pick




 Christian Ponder

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 27:  Christian Ponder #7 of the Florida State Seminoles throws for a first down during a game against the Florida Gators at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 27, 2010 in Tallahassee, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

2010 Stats: 2,044 yards, 20 TDs, 8 INTs, 135.68 rating

Strengths: leadership, pocket awareness

Weaknesses durability, decision making

It was a tough season for Ponder at Florida State. He suffered a pair on injuries, and was out of action for a couple significant games, namely the ACC Championship and the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

Scouts have some concerns about his decision making abilities and his accuracy, and his arm strength is hardly elite. But he makes up for his shortcomings by being a great competitor and leader. As such, even though his skills may not wow people, his makeup alone makes him a promising prospect




 Andy Dalton

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the TCU Horned Frogs holds the offensive player of the game trophy after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers 21-19 in the 97th Rose Bowl game on January 1, 2011 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Ste
Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

2010 Stats: 2,857 yards, 27 TDs, 6 INTs, 166.48 rating

Strengths: leadership, game management

Weaknesses: size, delivery

Andy Dalton is a born winner, there's no mistaking that. And his performance in the Rose Bowl showed that he can perform on the big stage.

But had it not been for his success at TCU, he probably wouldn't even be in this discussion. At 6-foot-2 and barely 220 pounds, he's a little small for an NFL quarterback. Moreover, his arm strength and accuracy are merely adequate.

Nevertheless, his sheer success at the collegiate level might make him a late second-round pick


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