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Colin Kaepernick a surprise Draft invitee

Posted on: April 16, 2011 5:28 pm
Edited on: April 16, 2011 5:32 pm
Posted by Andy Benoit
C. Kaepernick (US Presswire)
Colin Kaepernick’s draft stock is rising. Some are even suggesting the Nevada quarterback could be tabbed in the first round. (NFL Draft Scout has Kaepernick rated as the No. 6 quarterback.)

Kaepernick’s versatility, leadership and production in college have drawn praise, and unlike most of the top quarterback prospects this year, he has not been dogged by stigmas about character, intelligence or pro readiness (though it’s still hard to see how his experience in the Wolfpack’s pistol offense will help him at the next level).

The NFL is taking notice of Kaepernick’s rising stock. According to Pro Football Talk, he is now the 24th player to receive an invite to Radio City Music Hall. The league would not extend that invitation if
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they thought Kaepernick might drop below the second round. In fact, it’s possible the league believes he’ll even sneak into the first round.

There is no word yet on whether Kaepernick will accept the invitation.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 6:12 am

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Since: Mar 31, 2008
Posted on: April 21, 2011 3:24 pm

Go Colin, Go

As a Wolf Pack fan, we really hope he goes high in the draft. It would be good for him and good for the program. Yes, it would be best if he could go to a team that didn't need to plug him in right away. He has good character and would make a good pro QB. Go Colin. Go.

Since: Apr 28, 2008
Posted on: April 18, 2011 1:45 pm

Colin Kaepernick a surprise Draft invitee

BillSabres: I totally agree. Kaepernick looks like the perfect 'Aaron Rodgers' selection for a team that wants a future franchise, but can wait a couple years. I actually think playing in the Pistol will help him, not hurt him, as it does require a lot of reads. Its just that most of the reads are pre-snap, but it still requires a QB who can think, recognize and react, as well as turn your back to the field. Its far more complicated than the Spread where each play only requires reading ONE defender. I have no connection to the Wolf__Pack, but I will be rooting for this kid.

Since: Apr 11, 2011
Posted on: April 18, 2011 12:24 pm

Colin Kaepernick a surprise Draft invitee

Its Nevada Wolf Pack ....not Wolfpack (NC State)

Since: Apr 11, 2011
Posted on: April 18, 2011 12:15 pm

Colin Kaepernick a surprise Draft invitee

Its Nevada Wolf Pack ....not Wolfpack (NC State)

Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: April 18, 2011 11:20 am

Colin Kaepernick a surprise Draft invitee

The Denver Broncos proved the rule that it only takes one team that thinks a player is a first round talent to make that true.  Kaepernick possesses tremendous measurables; he also appears to have a very high "character" rating.  If one team is convinced that he has the intangibles to transition to the NFL then he will go in the first round.  A team looking for an eventual replacement for a franchise QB would be an ideal situation for him; Indy and even New England come to mind.

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