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The Christian Ponder Bandwagon

Originally posted by valrod33:
Originally posted by submoa:
I find it interesting that Jimmy hasn't said boo about CP... Jimmy likes poker, and I think he is holding CP close to his vest...

IMO, I think Ponder is the guy we are targeting. I dont believe for one second that Newton or Gabbert are options for us. I think Harbaugh is targeting a QB in the 2nd or late first by trading back in.

Ponder
Kaepernick
Dalton
Stanzi



Thats how i think we are gonna go

Same here Valrod. That seems to be the order and I think that's what we'll do even if it means trading back up into late first round. Ponder seems like the best option.

There's no value at the top of this draft for QB's. We go and get Peterson or BPA with that number 7 then go after the QB with our second pick.
Originally posted by NinerPrideinNJ:
Originally posted by valrod33:
Originally posted by submoa:
I find it interesting that Jimmy hasn't said boo about CP... Jimmy likes poker, and I think he is holding CP close to his vest...

IMO, I think Ponder is the guy we are targeting. I dont believe for one second that Newton or Gabbert are options for us. I think Harbaugh is targeting a QB in the 2nd or late first by trading back in.

Ponder
Kaepernick
Dalton
Stanzi



Thats how i think we are gonna go

Same here Valrod. That seems to be the order and I think that's what we'll do even if it means trading back up into late first round. Ponder seems like the best option.

There's no value at the top of this draft for QB's. We go and get Peterson or BPA with that number 7 then go after the QB with our second pick.

I'd put Locker on that list as well.

But otherwise, I agree.
Originally posted by NinerPrideinNJ:
Originally posted by valrod33:
Originally posted by submoa:
I find it interesting that Jimmy hasn't said boo about CP... Jimmy likes poker, and I think he is holding CP close to his vest...

IMO, I think Ponder is the guy we are targeting. I dont believe for one second that Newton or Gabbert are options for us. I think Harbaugh is targeting a QB in the 2nd or late first by trading back in.

Ponder
Kaepernick
Dalton
Stanzi



Thats how i think we are gonna go

Same here Valrod. That seems to be the order and I think that's what we'll do even if it means trading back up into late first round. Ponder seems like the best option.

There's no value at the top of this draft for QB's. We go and get Peterson or BPA with that number 7 then go after the QB with our second pick.

That's why I'm high on trading down and getting that extra second, like from Minny.

Grab best 5 tech at #12, grab best QB and OLB in the second, and land the best CB in the third. Four players instead of three would be beneficial especially without FA.

Ponder or anyone of the other three would make me happy. I just don't want Gabbert or Newton.
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Posted on March 28, 2011 by Eric Branch


So, you like Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder? You’re not alone.

After a disappointing senior season that was marred by injuries, the fast-rising Ponder was named the Senior Bowl MVP and he’s followed with strong performances at the NFL Combine and FSU’s pro day.

In this article, Pete Prisco of CBS Sports quotes an unnamed NFL coach as saying he prefers Ponder to Auburn’s Cam Newton. Ponder’s stock is rising as he’s put to rest questions regarding lingering arm issues. In addition, he presumably impressed teams in one-on-one meetings at the combine with his Xs-and-Os smarts.

Ponder routinely made at-the-line adjustments in Florida State’s pro-style offense and his on-the-field intelligence is a trait he stressed more than once during his media session at the combine.

“We ran multiple formations at Florida State, and had tons of different pass protections. I did a lot of checking at the line,” Ponder said. “Just talking to scouts already I’ve learned a lot of stuff they do we’ve already been doing at Florida State. I think it’s a huge advantage for me. There is different terminology but we ran some of the same concepts, with the run checks. A lot of it really transfers over and I was surprised by that fact.”

CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang views Ponder as a prototypical West Coast Offense quarterback based, in part, on his accuracy. Ponder was mentioned as a preseason Heisman Trophy candidate after he completed 68.8 percent of his passes as a junior in 2009, including 71.3 during his final seven games.

Prisco is clearly a believer, “It would be a mistake if a quarterback-needy team in the middle of the first round didn’t take Ponder,” he writes. “He just might end up being the best quarterback in this class.”

• Let’s pretend the 49ers really want Ponder. How, exactly, do they get him?

Assuming they draft for defense with the No. 7 overall pick, a reasonable assumption, they won’t pick again until the second round where they have the No. 45 overall pick.

In his mailbag, ESPN’s John Clayton can envision a scenario in which the Niners trade that second-round selection to move up and grab a quarterback such as Ponder or TCU’s Andy Dalton.

So what would it take to move up, say, 13 spots (to the final pick of the first round)? According to this ESPN trade calculator, San Francisco’s second-rounder (No. 45) and its two fourth-round picks (Nos. 108 and 115) sounds about right.

• Jim Harbaugh, Cleveland’s Pat Shurmur and Carolina’s Ron Rivera are first-year NFL head coaches who weren’t with the team they’re currently coaching in 2010.

When he’s been asked about the problems a prolonged lockout could present a rookie coach, Harbaugh has offered an all-obstacles-can-and-must-be-overcome response.

In this column by Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News, Baltimore coach John Harbaugh relays a conversation during last week’s owners’ meeting in New Orleans during which Lions coach Jim Schwartz told Jim Harbaugh just how daunting some of those obstacles could be.

“It’s going to be pretty tough,” he said. “We were having dinner the other night and (Lions coach) Jim Schwartz told him basically there’s no way you’re going to be able to get it done (if the lockout lasts into the summer). He told him there’s no way you’re going to be able to accomplish what you need to accomplish in 2 weeks if this thing lasts a while.

“Jim just kind of bit his tongue, which is what you’ve got to do in this situation. Because there’s nothing you can do about it. You’ve just got to try to get your team ready to play.”

-Eric Branch
Originally posted by PTulini:
Quote:
Posted on March 28, 2011 by Eric Branch


So, you like Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder? You’re not alone.

After a disappointing senior season that was marred by injuries, the fast-rising Ponder was named the Senior Bowl MVP and he’s followed with strong performances at the NFL Combine and FSU’s pro day.



-Eric Branch

Honestly, I'd trade our 2nd and both 4ths in a heartbeat to get this guy. I fell in love with his ability last year and this article just affirms it. QB is the most important position by far, and if Harbaugh feels strongly enough about this kid to jump back into the first to get this guy, I'm all for it.

We have a decent amount of talent on this team already and a lot of extra picks. Time for us to start getting those key pieces at spots where we're lacking. Won't be shocked if we trade up at least once in this draft.

[ Edited by Schulzy on Mar 28, 2011 at 22:53:28 ]
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I believe Ponder's Pro Day is today.
Originally posted by mayo49:
I believe Ponder's Pro Day is today.

It was March 16th..He looked good, threw to Isaac Bruce. He also looked better than Gabbert last night on Game Changers, IMO.
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Originally posted by 9erguy:
Originally posted by mayo49:
I believe Ponder's Pro Day is today.

It was March 16th..He looked good, threw to Isaac Bruce. He also looked better than Gabbert last night on Game Changers, IMO.

Maybe I'm thinking of his private workouts. I wondering if he has one with us.
that game changers was cool... it showed how smart Gabbert is, but I see some Alex in him with some "paralysis by analysis"... Ponder is much more instictive IMO
Originally posted by mayo49:
Originally posted by 9erguy:
Originally posted by mayo49:
I believe Ponder's Pro Day is today.

It was March 16th..He looked good, threw to Isaac Bruce. He also looked better than Gabbert last night on Game Changers, IMO.

Maybe I'm thinking of his private workouts. I wondering if he has one with us.

Haven't heard anything, as far as private workouts, scheduled with us. Then again, they seem to be less interested or just not showing their hand on Ponder. Hope and assuming its the latter.
might have to trade down in the first to get him.
Originally posted by binary2nd:
might have to trade down in the first to get him.

Trade back INTO the first to get him. A guy like Peterson + Ponder would be a major haul in this draft, regardless of how many picks we need to trade to get Ponder.
Originally posted by Schulzy:
Originally posted by binary2nd:
might have to trade down in the first to get him.

Trade back INTO the first to get him. A guy like Peterson + Ponder would be a major haul in this draft, regardless of how many picks we need to trade to get Ponder.

We'd likely have to trade almost the rest of our draft and even then I doubt we'd get a pick high enough. I could be wrong but I think Ponder is going to go a lot higher than everyone is thinking. I'd love to have Peterson and Ponder but I think that is pie in the sky.

Originally posted by ghostrider:
Originally posted by Schulzy:
Originally posted by binary2nd:
might have to trade down in the first to get him.

Trade back INTO the first to get him. A guy like Peterson + Ponder would be a major haul in this draft, regardless of how many picks we need to trade to get Ponder.

We'd likely have to trade almost the rest of our draft and even then I doubt we'd get a pick high enough. I could be wrong but I think Ponder is going to go a lot higher than everyone is thinking. I'd love to have Peterson and Ponder but I think that is pie in the sky.


our 2nd and two 4ths should get us back into the first.
*threading messed up*

[ Edited by ghostrider on Mar 30, 2011 at 10:28:20 ]