- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2011

NASHVILLE, TENN. (AP) - The Tennessee Titans haven’t seen much of rookie quarterback Jake Locker. That’s not stopping his new teammates from thinking the eighth pick overall could be their starter whenever the NFL starts playing again.

Locker worked out with his new teammates Thursday in a second straight player-organized minicamp at a local high school as the NFL lockout continues. He’s made a sizeable impression on Tennessee veterans in just two days, including Thursday when he completed 8 of 12 passes.

Left guard Leroy Harris says he thinks the former Washington standout physically is ready to start and just needs to make sure he learns the plays. Harris says Locker has all the tools to be Tennessee’s franchise quarterback.

About 40 players turned out Thursday for a nearly two-hour workout.

(This version CORRECTS APNewsNow. Updates to correct in 3rd paragraph that Locker played at Washington)