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2011 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Colin Kaepernick,Nevada


Colin Kaepernick QB Nevada

6-6 220lbs Senior


2007- 2175 yards, 53.8%, 19 touchdowns, 3 INTs

2008- 2849 yards, 54.3%, 22 touchdowns, 7 INTs

2009- 2052, 58.9%, 20 touchdowns, 5 INTs


Colin Kaepernick has the opportunity to be the only player in NCAA history to throw for 2000 yards and rush for 1000 yards in the same season for an amazing third consecutive year.  He has amazing speed(4.5 range)and his ability to escape danger ranks up with the best.  His legs are without a doubt his best asset, he’s an extremely long strider. Kaepernick’s arm draws a lot of criticism, but he has very good touch on his passes.   He has a swagger about him.


Colin Kaepernick plays in an offense that relies HEAVILY on the run.  Three members of the Wolf Pack backfield(Luke Lippincott,  Vai Taua, Colin Kaepernick) rushed for over 1000 yards last season.  As I mentioned in the Pro section his arm has drawn a lot of criticism, but some of it is deserved.  His mechanics need to be fine tuned at the next level.  His wind-up takes a while, as he brings the ball from a low angle, almost his hip.  That may not matter in the WAC, but the NFL is a whole different game.  He plays in the pistol offense, which had a brief stint with the Tyler Thigpen led Kansas CityChiefs in 2008, but we all know how that worked out.  He hasn’t won a big game his entire Nevada career, so does he have that will to lead his teammates?


I could see 2 different paths for Colin Kaepernick.  Path 1: He is a similar QB to Vince Young of the Tennessee Titans, maybe he spells the starting QB and has a gimmick offense built around him.  Path 2:  He makes the move to WR, similar to Brad Smith.

Projected Round:

Colin Kaepernick should be picked in the mid rounds regardless of his position.  4th or 5th round is my prediction for the Nevada Quarterback.

-jcmadson also works for Integrity Sports Broadcasting Network out of Kansas City, MO.  Listen Live at www.ISBNteam.com