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.