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Colin Kaepernick

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Colin Kaepernick

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick #10 of the Nevada Reno Wolf Pack runs for a touchdown against the UNLV Rebels in the first quarter of their game at Sam Boyd Stadium October 2, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nevada Reno won 44-26.

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Rankings:

Offense: QB RB FB WR TE OT OG C
Defense: DT NT DE Hybrid DE/OLB OLB ILB FS SS CB
Special Teams: K P RS LS

Colin Kaepernick Measurables:

Position: Quarterback
School: Nevada
Year: Senior
Height: 6-5
Weight: 220
40-Yard Dash:

Strengths:

  • Great size and speed
  • Very athletic
  • Good arm strength and accurate passer
  • Throws well from both the pocket and on the run
  • Makes big plays with both his arm and legs
  • Plays with a lot of confidence

Weaknesses:

  • Very raw talent who will need time to develop
  • Questionable throwing mechanics, has a long windup

Bottom Line on Colin Kaepernick:

Colin Kaepernick is an exciting but raw prospect who could perhaps make the move to wide receiver if he doesn't make it as a quarterback in the NFL. He has the size and arm to be effective, but he must continue to improve his footwork and throwing mechanics.

Projection: Kaepernick certainly needs to continue polishing his game at the next level, which is why he should be viewed as a developmental prospect with a huge upside. With a good performance in the Senior Bowl and solid pre-draft workouts, he could push his way into the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He should be selected by the third round based on raw talent alone.

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