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Kaepernick could rise to first round

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08:01 AM ET 04.12 | Over the past few weeks, former Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick has been on the move. As teams dissect film of all the other top quarterbacks, they constantly find flaws (lack of accuracy or arm strength, tendency to make mistakes in key spots). When they evaluate Kaepernick all they see is potential. ... Many of the coaches who have evaluated him have been "wowed" by his arm strength and ability to make the 15-plus yard throws with excellent zip from any position in the pocket. While many consider Kaepernick to be a likely third- or fourth-round pick when the 2010 season ended, from what we're hearing he'll be a second-round selection at worst and could get into position to be picked in the last 10 slots of the first round.

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April 12, 2011  08:03 AM ET

This just gets more and more interesting, who is this guy?

April 12, 2011  08:03 AM ET

Sounds like a big first/second round reach to me.

April 12, 2011  08:10 AM ET

So basically your college career doesn't matter as long as you do well at the combine and any number of pro day/scouting meetings? Well heck, why bother with college at all then. Just leave high school and show up at pro day. You're sure to be a lock for the draft as long as you do well in a scripted situation with no defense.

April 12, 2011  08:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

So basically your college career doesn't matter as long as you do well at the combine and any number of pro day/scouting meetings? Well heck, why bother with college at all then. Just leave high school and show up at pro day. You're sure to be a lock for the draft as long as you do well in a scripted situation with no defense.

Worked for Cassel

April 12, 2011  08:17 AM ET

Morning all, another slow news day, the judge ordered the players and owners back to mediation yesterday I guess thats not news

April 12, 2011  08:19 AM ET

I guess having something useful between the ears weighs less in some teams minds. I don't know this guy but we've seen lots of "just a guy" qb's with great skills who go bust.

April 12, 2011  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This just gets more and more interesting, who is this guy?

April 12, 2011  08:38 AM ET

Heard he was drafted high to play baseball, was going to forego college, so a lot of Div-I schools did not target him as a football player coming out of high school. No doubt that he is an athlete.

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April 12, 2011  09:07 AM ET

He led Nevada to a victory over then undefeated Boise St. That's when people began to take notice.

April 12, 2011  09:13 AM ET

Are those his plays tattooed on his arm?

April 12, 2011  09:32 AM ET

Per this blog there are so many guys likely to move up to the 1st or 2nd round that the number of picks per round must have tripled from last year.

April 12, 2011  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This just gets more and more interesting, who is this guy?

He's a guy that's may not make it into the 3rd round and no way he drops into the 4th.

April 12, 2011  10:00 AM ET

I'd like to take this time to thank my hands for my 800th post. I couldn't have done it without you. Other than my acceptance speech all my posts have to do with sports and not useless dribble like GiGi just to get a large number of posts.

April 12, 2011  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I'd like to take this time to thank my hands for my 800th post. I couldn't have done it without you. Other than my acceptance speech all my posts have to do with sports and not useless dribble like GiGi just to get a large number of posts.

so what big plans do you have for when you hit the 1k? maybe bring back your old avatar?

April 12, 2011  10:23 AM ET

This is just every team realizing that the top prospects at QB this year are lame and they don't want to throw money at a bunch of head cases and noodle arms. How much would you pay for Cam the Entertainer and his dad. Maybe dropping him to the second or third round would be a good wake up call.

April 12, 2011  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

So basically your college career doesn't matter as long as you do well at the combine and any number of pro day/scouting meetings? Well heck, why bother with college at all then. Just leave high school and show up at pro day. You're sure to be a lock for the draft as long as you do well in a scripted situation with no defense.

Actually Kaepernick had an amazing college career. The fact that you don't have any idea how productive he was in college is an indictment of you not him. He has a cannon arm, is extremely fast and is a great leader. The most impressive thing about the man is that he gets better when the pressure is on. He has work to do but don't mistake that for being a no body.

April 12, 2011  12:04 PM ET
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so what big plans do you have for when you hit the 1k? maybe bring back your old avatar?

noticed no too many "good" avitars stick around? past couple weeks the flunkies have been taking them down...lost mine 3 times in 3 days 2 weeks ago...try checkin on the weekend..i switch it back to safe mode on Monday

April 12, 2011  12:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

So basically your college career doesn't matter as long as you do well at the combine and any number of pro day/scouting meetings? Well heck, why bother with college at all then. Just leave high school and show up at pro day. You're sure to be a lock for the draft as long as you do well in a scripted situation with no defense.

I'd take him over Locker/Ponder or any of those other guys except Newton and Gabbert. Locker is a BUST waiting to happen: poor accuracy, bad decision making, and a hideous wonderlic score. Colin had an awesome wonderlic of 37! Trust me folks, dumb QB's don't win multiple Super Bowls (Except maybe Bradshaw, but that was b/4 the "zone blitz" and other sophisticated defenses).

 
April 12, 2011  12:51 PM ET

he is the real deal

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