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.