NFL Draft: Who is the best prospect at quarterback?
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In the aftermath of the draft, we are going to take a look at the best prospects at quarterback for the NFL Draft.
This article contains some opinions from the Bleacher report writers.
We’ll be discussing the prospects that are the best, but you should always take the opinion of a pro scout or scouting director with a grain of salt.
The Top 10 Prospects at QBThe top prospect at QB for the 2016 NFL Draft is a player who was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers and is the brother of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Colin Kaepernick was a first round pick by the 49ers in 2016 and played in all 14 games for the 49er organization.
Kaepernick has played in the NFL for 12 seasons, including the past five with the Denver Broncos.
As a player, Kaepernick was able to show off his athleticism and accuracy as he ran for 4,946 yards and 34 touchdowns in 16 games with the 4900 team.
In 2015, he was selected to the Pro Bowl and led the 49s to a Super Bowl victory.
On his brother’s first visit to the NFL, Colin said, “When I first saw him, he looked like I was 6-foot-2 and 230 pounds.
He was athletic and had the speed of a great quarterback.
I told him, ‘You’re going to be my brother.
You’re going do whatever it takes to be a great player, whether it’s on the field or in the classroom.’
He took it seriously and he followed through on that promise.
Colin played for the San Jose 49ers from 2009-2013.
In 2014, he led the San Diego Chargers to their first Super Bowl appearance.
In 2015, Colin was named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year after leading the Chargers to the NFC West title.
After graduating from San Jose State, Kaepernick transferred to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he played three seasons.
In 2016, Kaepernick earned All-American honors as a freshman.
With a 6’3, 220-pound frame, Kaepernick is an athletic quarterback who can also be a good read-option passer.
When the 49ingtons drafted Colin, it appeared that Kaepernick would have the chance to develop into a franchise quarterback.
Instead, he ended up as a backup quarterback who never had the chance.
The 49ers were reportedly in talks with Kaepernick before the draft.
What Went Right: Colin Kaepernick played in 14 games as a rookie for the Broncos.
In all 14 contests, he completed 69.9 percent of his passes for 2,068 yards and 18 touchdowns.
His numbers in 2016 were down from his rookie season, but he did lead the team in passing efficiency.
While his numbers were down, he did manage to throw for over 4,000 yards.
During the 2016 season, Colin became the first quarterback to throw two touchdown passes in the same game.
He also completed 63.3 percent of passes for 1,066 yards and five touchdowns.
He had a passer rating of 108.5.
However, in the preseason, Colin struggled to find consistency in his throwing mechanics.
A lot of it could be chalked up to a knee injury he sustained in the regular season.
There was also the fact that he was in the midst of an ACL tear.
Although his knee was not completely healed, he appeared to be able to play in the playoffs.
At the time of his knee injury, Colin had not been able to throw a pass since 2012.
How Did He Succeed?
In the preseason of 2016, Colin threw for 461 yards and seven touchdowns in the Broncos first two preseason games.
In the third preseason game, Colin completed just four passes for 28 yards.
In his final preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals, Colin led the Broncos to a 27-21 victory.
In 2017, Colin started every game in which he threw for more than 1,000 passing yards.
Colin completed a career high 69.6 percent of the passes in his first two seasons.
Overall, Colin’s stats dropped to 2,095 passing yards and 21 touchdowns in his third season.
However, in 2018, he finished the season with 1,633 passing yards, 18 touchdowns, and five interceptions.
Did You Know?
Colin Kaepernick is the third player in NFL history to have a career 200-yard game in a season.
The first was Kurt Warner in 2009 and the second was Steve Young in 2012.