Will there be an NFL season or not? All that doesn’t matter today, as the NFL holds it’s annual college draft in New York city at the Radio City Music Hall with commissioner Roger Goodell announcing the draft picks.

With their eight ( 8th ) pick in the 2011 NFL draft today, the Tennessee Titans selected senior quarterback Jake Locker from the University of Washington. Locker was the 2nd quarterback drafted today behind the first pick in the entire draft, Cam Newton from the University of Auburn. The 6′-3″ 231 pound quarterback from Washington who started 12 of 13 games in his senior year is projected to replace last year’s Titan quarterback, Vince Young.

University of Washington quarterback Jake Locker looks for a receiver during a November game against the University of California at Berkeley.

Another NFL first round draft pick was on the field that day on November 27th, 2010 when the Golden Bears of California hosted the Washington Huskies. That player would be senior defensive lineman #97 Cameron Jordan who was selected 24th in the first round of the NFL draft by the New Orleans Saints.

Cal's Cameron Jordon #97 was selected 24th overall in the 2011 NFL draft by the New Orleans Saints

During his senior year Cameron Jordan had 62 tackles and 5.5 sacks. In the the photo below we see two Washington offensive lineman trying to block Jordon while he nearly sacks the Washington quarterback and 7th pick in the 2011 NFL draft Jake Locker.

Cal's defensive lineman #97 Cameron Jordan tries to chase down Washington quarterback Jake Locker

– April 29th, 2011 NFL draft Update –

The New England Patriots figured if a lot of rain couldn’t stop him, maybe the snow wouldn’t either, as they drafted California running back Shane Vereen in the second round of the NFL draft. Cal junior Shane Vereen was the 56th player taken overall in the 2011 draft. He played in all 38 games during his three years at Cal, and started 19 of them. After just three years, Vereen leaves Cal as fifth in school history with 4,069 all-purpose yards.

The rain couldn't stop Cal's Shane Vereen on this October 23, 2010 day as he scored two touchdowns and rushed for 91 yards.

On this play California running back Shane Vereen scores of his two touchdowns against the Arizona St. Sun Devils at Memorial Stadium on October 23, 2010.

Cal running back #24 Shane Vereen runs in untouched for one of his 2 touchdowns against the Arizona St Sun Devils on October 23, 2010 at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, CA.

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