Colin Kaepernick Scouting Report
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Colin Kaepernick Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: MountainWest
School: Nevada Wolf Pack
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #10
Height & Weight: 6'6 - 225 lbs.
Drafted 2.4 in 2011 by SF

2011 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.53
Vertical jump32.5
Broad jump9'7
Three-cone drill6.85
20-yard shuttle4.18

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada

Five games into the 2007 campaign, Nevada quarterback Nick Graziano got hurt. And thus the Colin Kaepernick era began. As a redshirt freshman (who started just eight games), Kaepernick threw for 2,175 yards and 19 touchdowns. He added 593 yards and six more scores on the ground. Those are impressive numbers for a freshman, but the most impressive statistic is that Kaepernick threw just three interceptions. Kaepernick was just as good as a sophomore, throwing for 2,849 yards and rushing for 1,130. In total he accounted for 39 touchdowns.

In 2009 the Nevada passing game was not quite as effective, as the 6-6 signal caller threw for just over 2,000 yards0 (but he was one of three 1,000 yard rushers on the team that season). Kaepernick also accounted for 36 touchdowns. Through eight games in the 2010 season, Kaepernick is again well on his way to reaching 2,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards.

What makes Kaepernick such an interesting NFL prospect is his size. At 6-6 and 225 pounds, he looks like an NFL quarterback. He certainly lacks the arm strength and passing accuracy of a top tier prospect, but he can make some decent throws. He will have to show off his arm during senior week and at the NFL combine, but some team should take a chance on him by the third or fourth round.

Last Updated Nov-06-2010 by Joel Welser

10 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 3rd Round

I Really think That Colin Kaepernick should go to the 49ers!.because im a big fan of the 49ers and the Nevada Wolfpack. Also i heard that people in San Fransisco Like him,as the the QB!!!!

Posted by:
49ers21 12/29/10 08:53 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

I am not sure how much you've watched Kaepernick throw the ball, but his arm strength is not lacking. His accuracy and decision making skills will hold him back, but potentially make him a nice late round development pick. 6-6 225 is also not bad for a WR prospect. With more teams implementing a "wildcat" package, it may not be a bad pickup. The guy can sling it or run it effectively in a wildcat, but I wouldn't trust him immediately as a starter.

Posted by:
jiggawhat7040 01/10/11 02:00 AM
Prediction: 5th Round

Edit: I don't think he'll go 1st round, I forgot to change that.

Posted by:
jiggawhat7040 01/10/11 02:00 AM
Prediction: 3rd Round

Colin is from my home town of TURLOCK, CA and hes a good QB iv watched him play, i think he will go late 2nd round early 3rd....

Posted by:
AJB9 02/22/11 01:59 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

15 overall to the dolphins

Posted by:
Alternate 02/25/11 07:33 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Nothing worse than a writer that just doesn't do his research. His arm strength is what seperates him. Most feel him or mallet have strongest arms in class.

Posted by:
SolidMN 03/04/11 06:46 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

2-4th round eventual starter

Posted by:
SolidMN 03/04/11 06:47 PM
Prediction: 2nd Round

kaepernick will be a steal in 2nd round for whoever drafts him. cannon for an arm with a knack for making plays. gabbert and newtons career will end b4 kaepernicks does. josh freeman is who he reminds me of.

Posted by:
creeks21 03/13/11 07:37 PM
Prediction: 2nd Round

A source told Pro Football Talk that radar gun readings have shown Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick to have the strongest arm among quarterbacks throwing at the NFL Combine.
Kaepernick’s best throw came in at 59 miles per hour -- one MPH faster than Ryan Mallett's best throw and three MPH faster than Cam Newton's. FOX Sports’ Adam Caplan has said that in addition to velocity, Kaepernick was throwing "the nicest ball" at the Combine. Also the owner of a blazing 4.53 forty, Kaepernick is looking like a possible second-round pick. Feb 28, 2011. Another analysis by a guru (don't recall which one) stated that because of Kaepernicks extremely fast arm motion that it makes up for his enlongated throws resulting in an overall motion from start to finish of a pass as being at least average to above average.

Posted by:
CamanoIslandJQ 04/02/11 03:45 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

I see Kaepernick going in the top 10, I see the Titans drafting him, the need for a QB in an offense that is all run and gun will suit him perfectly. DT isnt needed in tennessee with Jones proving himself and Brown resigning. I would love to have Kaepernick on my team, but i do feel i am the only one who see's the true potential of Kaepernick amongst titans fans. I dont want to see Jake Locker in the blue, because the kid couldnt hit a cows arse with a shovel if he was standing behind it.

Posted by:
CJ2K6 04/24/11 12:38 AM

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