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Athletic QB faceoff: Locker VS. Kaepernick

Athletic QB faceoff: Locker VS. Kaepernick

Which QB would you like to see as your Niners' starting QB in about 2 years from now?

I apologize for leaving out other Atheltic QB's (aka. Newton) but I really wanted to see how zoners felt between these two QB's who are some what similar in style. I think that Cam's stock is much higher than these two players and thus, will not be evaluated here.

Locker comes from a stronger program with much more hype and experience.

Kaepernick is gaining some steam coming out of the Senior Bowl. Looking good.

With the emergence of athletic QB's in the NFL today.... WHO DO YOU WANT?
Wow I guess I'm the only one who voted for Locker...
Kaepernick...no debate
depends on whether you want to win NOW or be more successful later. Locker has played in a WCO pro-style system and Kaepernick played in a spread hybrid offense. Plus there are fundamental throwing motion issues.

Locker - more pro ready
Kaerpernick - bigger upside
I dont think Kaepernick will even get drafted. Hes too raw.
Originally posted by NinerBuff:
depends on whether you want to win NOW or be more successful later. Locker has played in a WCO pro-style system and Kaepernick played in a spread hybrid offense. Plus there are fundamental throwing motion issues.

Locker - more pro ready
Kaerpernick - bigger upside

Locker is not pro ready at all he is still raw and need coaching. Rather take my chances with Kaerpernick because of his upside but good mechanics IMO.
Originally posted by NC49erfan82:
I dont think Kaepernick will even get drafted. Hes too raw.

he will get drafted.

this poll is gonna be very one sided because the only shot we have at Locker is #7, and most people are not gonna want him at that spot, whereas Kaep could be picked in the latter rounds with good value
Jake Locker's stock is suffering due to the fact that he is just not consistent. And the biggest issue is his ACCURACY. Don't get me wrong, I know that he is a fierce competitor but he just looks so uncomfortable in the pocket... It worries me.
Originally posted by amigoj49:
Jake Locker's stock is suffering due to the fact that he is just not consistent. And the biggest issue is his ACCURACY. Don't get me wrong, I know that he is a fierce competitor but he just looks so uncomfortable in the pocket... It worries me.

Exactly I hope he goes to the Seahawks so he can throw pick 6 all day
Originally posted by vrabbit:
Originally posted by NC49erfan82:
I dont think Kaepernick will even get drafted. Hes too raw.

he will get drafted.

this poll is gonna be very one sided because the only shot we have at Locker is #7, and most people are not gonna want him at that spot, whereas Kaep could be picked in the latter rounds with good value

Exactly.

Locker is suffering from too much exposure. What I've seen from him recently makes me really nervous about him. But when I saw him play his freshman year he looked super human. Like the other 21 guys on the field were just there to watch him perform. At that point I couldn't wait for the 9ers to get a shot at drafting him. But now, after watching his development stall, I'm not sure I'd want him.

Kaepernick is, right now, where Locker was a few years ago. It's quite possible he just hasn't had the chance to show his flaws.

But if we assumed that either of them could become a great QB under Harbaugh, I think I'd still rather have that guy be Kaepernick. QBs that are that big and athletic that figure out how to become deadly passers are VERY hard to defend against. Just one pass rusher might not be able to bring him down. You see this with Big Ben all the time.

Kaepernick turning into a legit QB would be the best possible thing that could happen to us in this draft. I just don't know how likely that is....
Originally posted by TheFunkyChicken:
Originally posted by vrabbit:
Originally posted by NC49erfan82:
I dont think Kaepernick will even get drafted. Hes too raw.

he will get drafted.

this poll is gonna be very one sided because the only shot we have at Locker is #7, and most people are not gonna want him at that spot, whereas Kaep could be picked in the latter rounds with good value

Exactly.

Locker is suffering from too much exposure. What I've seen from him recently makes me really nervous about him. But when I saw him play his freshman year he looked super human. Like the other 21 guys on the field were just there to watch him perform. At that point I couldn't wait for the 9ers to get a shot at drafting him. But now, after watching his development stall, I'm not sure I'd want him.

Kaepernick is, right now, where Locker was a few years ago. It's quite possible he just hasn't had the chance to show his flaws.

But if we assumed that either of them could become a great QB under Harbaugh, I think I'd still rather have that guy be Kaepernick. QBs that are that big and athletic that figure out how to become deadly passers are VERY hard to defend against. Just one pass rusher might not be able to bring him down. You see this with Big Ben all the time.

Kaepernick turning into a legit QB would be the best possible thing that could happen to us in this draft. I just don't know how likely that is....

There both senior QB's, flaws show for every QB.
Originally posted by jreff22:
Originally posted by TheFunkyChicken:
Originally posted by vrabbit:
Originally posted by NC49erfan82:
I dont think Kaepernick will even get drafted. Hes too raw.

he will get drafted.

this poll is gonna be very one sided because the only shot we have at Locker is #7, and most people are not gonna want him at that spot, whereas Kaep could be picked in the latter rounds with good value

Exactly.

Locker is suffering from too much exposure. What I've seen from him recently makes me really nervous about him. But when I saw him play his freshman year he looked super human. Like the other 21 guys on the field were just there to watch him perform. At that point I couldn't wait for the 9ers to get a shot at drafting him. But now, after watching his development stall, I'm not sure I'd want him.

Kaepernick is, right now, where Locker was a few years ago. It's quite possible he just hasn't had the chance to show his flaws.

But if we assumed that either of them could become a great QB under Harbaugh, I think I'd still rather have that guy be Kaepernick. QBs that are that big and athletic that figure out how to become deadly passers are VERY hard to defend against. Just one pass rusher might not be able to bring him down. You see this with Big Ben all the time.

Kaepernick turning into a legit QB would be the best possible thing that could happen to us in this draft. I just don't know how likely that is....

There both senior QB's, flaws show for every QB.

That's true, but what I meant was that Locker already tried moving into a pro system, and his failures have been visible to everyone.

Kaepernick hasn't done that yet, and so how well he will adapt to that is still unknown.

I think there's a good chance that if Locker played in a spread all 4 years people would still be talking about him as a potential number 1 overall pick.
Kaepernick has been been under the microscope MUCH less than Jake Locker.
My vote went to Locker for two reasons: 1) he has made big throws in big games to lead his severely undermanned teams to victory, 2) I personally believe it's a mechanics issue (his feet and hips and not his arm) with him. (A point of view Wes Bunting agrees with:
Quote:
"... his balance in his base is really poor when asked to set and throw from center, causing him to struggle to properly drive off his back foot and accurately deliver the football. But, that can be fixed..."
Wes Bunting on the Senior Bowl QB's
IF he can get with a coach that can identify and help him fix the issues he has, then I think he can be a very good quarterback. Because boy has he made some fantastic throws over his college career.

I have not seen much of Kaepernick but I just get the feeling that he's the flavor of the week.
Locker.
This thread shows how out of touch the WZ is with the majority of NFL teams and scouts.