Colin Kaepernick to do full Combine workout

Last year, then-Central Michigan quarterback Dan LeFevour attempted to ride a productive Senior Bowl game into the draft by not throwing at the Combine. The move was surprising at the time.

Not surprisingly, the move didn’t pay off. LeFevour was drafted in the sixth round, and later waived by the Bears.

Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick, dealing with the same “small-school” label LeFevour did, won’t be taking the same approach.

“He is absolutely going to do everything at the Combine,” Kaepernick’s agent, Scott Smith, told PFT. “He wouldn’t do it any other way.”

According to Smith, Kaepernick has his weight into the 230s after measuring 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds at January’s Senior Bowl. Kaepernick ran a high-4.4 forty at last year’s Nevada Junior Day, without training, and hopes to repeat or better the feat in Indianapolis.

He also has a 38 Wonderlic score on record.

As to Kaepernick’s draft stock, Adam Caplan of FOXSports.com recently mentioned the four-year college starter as being “right around” the third best quarterback in the draft, behind Blaine Gabbert and Cam Newton. NFL Network’s Mike Mayock has yet to bump Kaepernick into his top five.

14 responses to “Colin Kaepernick to do full Combine workout

  1. watching Kap for the past 3 years was a true blessing for a small college. He just might be the sleeper in this QB draft. He just needs to show he can go under center and drop back. He has speed, a gun, and some good between the ears! Go Kap! NEVADA!

  2. Colin will also deliver newspapers to all the scout’s homes for free. From 30 yards away while riding by at full speed on his bicycle. Right into the mail slot. Mow their lawns, carry out the trash, and wash the car. All the while being polite and respectful to their wives and kids. Right through to the end of summer. At least.

    For he is not a blue chip prospect.

  3. The pistol offense differs form the spread in that the QB is much closer to the center. Kaepernick is more used to dropping back to pass than you might think. His only obvious shortcoming is his delivery, a baseball style. But it’s a lot like Philip Rivers. So we’ll see. Someone will take a chance on this guy in the second or third round, and they are likely to be rewarded.

  4. There are better QBs to learn from but I’d enjoy this kid in Philly behind Vick for a couple years. Kap is THE sleeper QB of this draft without a doubt.

  5. “grogansheroes says:
    Feb 12, 2011 9:01 PM
    Like to see the Pats draft him in the third round. Let him sit and learn a la Rogers.”
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    If that happens, hopefully Kaepernick would have a better mentor than Rodgers did. I don’t see Brady as the vindictive and selfish type though. Hopefully Kaepernick has the maturity and class that Rodgers has.

  6. When people say he has problems with his delivery, there should be an actual issue. He is not like a Tim Tebow. Kaepernick is very accurate. And given the fact that he has a cannon should more than make up for the split second extra his delivery takes. The other thing that makes the throwing motion thing a joke to me is something I learned from being a Bronco fan for many years. John Elway, and many other QBs, tap the ball before every pass. So you know they are about to throw. It doesn’t make a difference. Accuracy is the only thing that really counts. Personnel guys getting caught up in silly things like exactly how a guy throws instead of the result of his throws is why so many teams miss on their draft picks.

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