Colin Kaepernick: Strongest Arm in the Draft?


ProFootballTalk reports that Colin Kaepernick’s top throw was clocked on the radar gun at a galactic 59 MPH, putting him ahead of Ryan Mallett’s 58 MPH and Cam Newton’s 56 MPH.

Things to remember:

•Blaine Gabbert and Greg McElroy didn’t throw
•Taylor Potts wasn’t invited to the Combine, period
•This was measured in perfect indoor conditions, with signal-callers being able to step into the throw

Arm strength is big, though, for spreading out defenders and – especially in combination with a quick release – fitting balls into tight windows. This – more than a receiver or corner with a 2nd round grade running a great 40 – will open eyes among scouts.

Tagged are the known teams that interviewed Kaepernick at the Indianapolis Combine.


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6 Responses to “Colin Kaepernick: Strongest Arm in the Draft?”

  1. Abraham says:

    Mallett on Sports Science.

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=6161956

    (65.4 MPH)

  2. Abraham says:

    Hey Chris,

    I sent in a top 5 prospect listing at each position a week or so ago, I included position specific attributes and a few other things. It hasn’t been posted yet but hopefully soon.

    I think all of the prospects have the potential to be quality starters in the NFL. They each bring diffferent strengths, I could see 6 quarterbacks drafted in the first two rounds. I evaluated up to 15 games of each quarterback over two seasons- unless they only played one.

    Here are a few links to some commentaries and opinions from scouts, personnel men, and long time insiders from this weekend on the QB position that I agree with:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201…s.rbs.combine/

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/s…terview-fumble

    http://eye-on-football.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/22475988/27699509

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/s…lett-impresses

    http://www.nfl.com/combine/story/090…d-conversation

    http://blogs.nfl.com/2011/02/27/mall…from-analysts/

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/N…nalysis-022711

    Video:

    http://www.cbssports.com/video/player/play/nfl/Do6FEcYLf0Ra2HKLvj6_PtvOluoJdM6t/nfl-combine-quarterback-breakdown.

  3. Rocket Man says:

    Remember, this is a guy who pitched baseball in high school and threw 94 mph as a scrawny 18 year old. Had he not gone for football, he’d be on a major league baseball roster by now.