Several sources have confirmed that the Redskins met with Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick yesterday "for an inordinate amount of time," and have had their eyes on him all week. Kaepernick is a 6’4, 220 lbs QB that lead the Wolfpack to a 13-1 season, a share of the WAC title, and a win over Boston College in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.
Kaepernick is a coach’s dream, he is very active in the community, has a team first mindset, and is an extremely tough competitor. On the field, his biggest asset is his speed, he can escape the pocket when needed and has rushed for over 1,000 yards three consecutive years at Nevada. He has a NFL arm and can make just about any throw. Kaepernick is also very good at taking care of the football.
Cons...A lot of people point to Kaepernick playing out of the "Pistol" formation (shot gun exclusive) at Nevada, but by all accounts he has looked good under center at the Senior Bowl this week. The other big knock on Kaepernick is his throwing motion, it’s a very long over the top to three quarters release, and he’s known to use different arm angles at times.
Senior Bowl Practice Reviews:
Nevada's Colin Kaepernick had fewer glaring misses than the other QBs today. He showed adequate arm strength and really good touch on throws that required touch. He just throws a nice catchable ball. But the biggest thing watching him live is he's trying (unsuccessfully) to hide the fact he has a long delivery. It's as if he has a hitch in his throwing motion. It takes too long and it's something that defenders can really pick up on. It's tough to just break a habit and that's something he's going to have to really fight. We knew he had it, but seeing it live it's a little more concerning. (via ESPN Insider)
Projected Pick: I’d put Kaepernick most likely in the 3rd Round. His draft stock has been on the rise each day in Mobile and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him sneak into the 2nd Round.