Tale of the Tape: Colin Kaepernick

Video Evaluation of Pitman QB



Name: Colin Kaepernick

Position: QB

School: John H. Pitman (Turlock, CA)

Stats: 73 of 145, 15TDs and 4 INTs

Honors: Honorable Mention All Conference

Height: 6'5  Weight: 190  40: 4.9  Bench: 145  Squat: 290  Clean: 160


Breakdown: (5 minute highlight and 1 full game)


Let me start off by saying that it was more difficult than I first expected to get a true feeling for Colin's game because of the offense that Pitman runs. They run a wing T offense that relies heavily on a strong ground attack, only giving Colin the opportunity to throw 10-12 times in the game I saw.


The first thing you notice when watching film of Colin is his height, he looks every bit of 6'4-6'5, although he could stand to add a few more pounds to his long frame. His mechanics seem to be pretty good. He sets his feet in the pocket before he throws and will go through his progressions before attempting to run. Colin is definitely a throw first, run second QB and shows good patience while attempting to get the ball away. He is also surprisingly elusive for a kid his size, showing the ability to ward off and elude defenders in the pocket before he gets the ball away. Another thing that I noticed was Colin's willingness to carry out his play fakes, forcing the backside DE to check for a QB keeper, although I do think he could sell his play action fakes a little better. He throws a catchable ball that will usually hit the receiver right around the numbers; although his spiral is a little inconsistent. Sometimes the ball seems to zip to the receiver but other times the ball seems to float a little. He shows enough arm strength to make most of the throws, he completed several deep balls on the film and showed good touch when dumping the ball and hitting his receivers on the short routes.


Bottom Line:


I think judging Colin from this tape and from this offense would not really be fair to the young man. I think it would benefit him greatly to attend as many camps as possible this summer to show his skills and get evaluated against some other QBs. I will say that he will need to add weight and strength to make the jump to the next level. I believe he is strictly a pocket passer and will have to find the right offense to excel at the next level. I truly believe he has some good skills and with some hard work and exposure, he could be a sleeper prospect in California's traditionally talent rich QB class.



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