2011 Denver Broncos Draft Cameos: Colin Kaepernick

Quarterback - Colin Kaepernick, Nevada

Height:  6'4"
Weight:  225
40yd:  4.53

Interest Level:

Private Workout:  Yes
Private Visit to Team Facility:  Yes
Attended Proday:  No
Other: -

Quick Take:

Good overall athlete with a great arm and the ability to make plays with his feet.  Ran a modified Pistol offense, halfway between shotgun and under center, and ran a power option game out of it for a spread receiving scheme.  Mastered some difficult concepts, and should be able to adjust his knowledge base to more traditional (re: boring) NFL offenses.  Very good deep ball accuracy, has the ability to make some explosive plays in the passing game.  Lots of velocity on his ball.  Good at moving to keep a play alive, and knows how to keep his eyes downfield looking for the play.  Self-motivated and a hardworker, should be able to handle the long way around to become an NFL QB.

Where He Goes in the Draft:

Top of the 3rd Round

What is Denver's Interest In Him?

High.

Kaepernick has a lot of the traits that are ideal for the Broncos current situation:  he can get better on the bench or in the game both, he has high accuracy, he can take the big shots required of Fox's preferred offensive passing scheme, and he could be had at #67, or with a minor trade up into the bottom of the second.  In my opinion, even though I like other QBs in this draft more, this is the best move Denver can make if drafting a QB is something they want to do.  it isn't a throwaway pick, and it isn't an expensive use of resources.  Ideally Denver acquires an extra pick to make this selection with however...

Round
Position, Name


CB Patrick Peterson


DT Marcell Dareus


QB Blaine Gabbert

Top OLB/DE Von Miller
1
DE Robert Quinn


DT Nick Fairley


QB Cam Newton

Middle OT Nate Solder
OT Anthony Costanzo
DE Da'Quan Bowers
DE Aldon Smith

Bottom DT/NT Phil Taylor
DE Adrian Clayborn
OG/C Danny Watkins
OLB Akeem Ayers

Top

QB Jake Locker
QB Christian Ponder
DE Jabaal Sheard
QB Ryan Mallett
CB Brandon Harris
QB Andy Dalton

2 Middle RB Mikel LeShoure
OLB Bruce Carter
ILB Quan Sturdivant

Bottom OT Ben Ijalana
RB Daniel Thomas
DE Allen Bailey
DT Marvin Austin

Top QB Colin Kaepernick
3 Middle

Bottom

Top
4 Middle

Bottom
5 Top

Bottom
6

7

[Note:  All players in the table are ranked by overall grade within their round grouping, however, the round groupings are based on where this player will likely be drafted based on where teams are currently selecting in the draft.  Therefore a player is ranked within a group by his level of ability, but players in nearby groupings may have higher or lower actual grades, despite being in a different group.  Confusing enough for you? --Styg]

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