Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick, The Draft Study

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Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick has been the “talk of the town” here on the web. As of right now, he is considered the fastest riser in the entire draft, claiming the title from Florida State QB Christian Ponder. Kaepernick has even drawn comparisons to former Eagles QB Randall Cunningham. This should catch your attention. The latest of these comparisons coming in ProFootballTalk’s latest mock draft:

16. Jaguars: Colin Kaepernick, quarterback, Nevada.

At the same time that local support is building for a first-round quarterback in Jacksonville, word recently leaked that numerous teams rate Kaepernick as the draft’s top signal caller. With a rare combination of arm strength and athleticism, Kaepernick is drawing Randall Cunningham comparisons.

While the poll for who I should study next is still up, the winner will  indeed still get a draft study but Kaepernick is getting intriguing to me and I want to make sure that I really know Colin Kaepernick. So join me and let’s see what we have here and hopefully you’ll see theres less of my opinion on these “studies”. I want to bring you the information. My opinion can wait.

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  • The Linebacker

    Great analysis.

    • jagtagonist

      thank you. I appreciate it. really

  • The Linebacker

    After watching the videos, I have come away extremely impressed. He’s got great height, great arm strength, great speed (as fast as Matt Jones but looks faster), looks to have great smarts in the backfield, good fake abilities and doesn’t make many stupid mistakes.

    My only quarrels would be, he is going to have to limit the running with those skinny legs. 6’5″ 233 still isn’t big enough in my eyes if he wants to run. If he stays in the pocket and scrambles and remembers to get get down (Manning Style) then he shouldn’t have a problem. I wouldn’t be troubled with taking Kaep in the first.

    • jagtagonist

      I’m with ya on all of that

      I do imagine, however, that he would (in the right system) run mostly on broken plays and have a mostly intermediate passing game.

      I think the 2010 Eagles set the precedence on offense for whomever gets him.

      I’m glad you mentioned the videos, I was thinking about not posting links in future articles. good to know they’re used.

  • Edward

    Another number to help judge how big Kapernicks arm is: 58 mph The speed Flacco threw the ball at the combine.

    • jagtagonist

      I Saw he was the top
      I believe Mallett and Newton were next. It’s outstanding for one to be this high but three? Wow!

      Do you know if it’s true that Cutler was 49?

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