Originally posted by WillistheWall:Originally posted by ninernutt:Originally posted by Niners99:Originally posted by Kolohe:Originally posted by Niners99:Originally posted by Chief:
You don't pass up the best QB prospect in years because you have a project. So yah, if that happens we better draft him.
Kaepernick isnt a project. We used an early 2nd rounder on him. Projects are more 4th-7th round guys. Kap has the tools to be very good.
So you think Kaepernick is a finished product, ready to start from day one?? All QB's are projects coming outta college. Only two QB's I've seen outta college could make the transition right away and that's Peyton Manning and Matt Ryan. And Kaepernick is anything BUT a sure thing. Kaepernick absolutely falls under the project list, trying to turn a gimmick QB into a NFL starting QB is always a project, a strong arm and mobility doesn't exclude anyone from being a project.
It depends on how you define project then. I dont see an early 2nd round QB as a project. like another poster said, a project is someone like Nate Davis. just a stab in the dark at someone no one really wanted. Kap doesnt have nearly enough flaws to be considered a project. Harbaugh just has to tinker with his mechanics a bit, but the talent is all there.
If you base your definition of project in that criteria, then just about every draft pick is a project. nobody is a sure thing, and everyone needs some coaching to be molding into a successful NFL player. its not really fair to say "well, Kap isnt a surefire NFL star like Peyton Manning, hes just a project". i think theres a middle ground. "prospect" is more the word.
I agree with this. Klohe just said that every QB coming out is a project, then turns around and says Colin is because he is from a gimmick offense. So the correct word should be PROSPECT.
I dont see how a QB who ran a lot and played in a gimmicky pistol offense isnt a project. Just because you are talented doesnt mean you aren't a project. He is going to need to learn pro game footwork dropping back from center, the timing of the WCO, probably shorten up his delivery, work on staying in the pocket and being more of a pocket passer, learn how to read NFL defenses, and learn how to go through progressions in the WCO. Just because you're talented doesnt mean you're not a project. Project is a player who needs a lot of practice work before they can play and needs some coaching. Prospect is a player that hasn't been drafted yet and could be good. Therefor project is the correct title.
FYI plenty of talented QBs have been projects. Donovan McNabb was a project who didnt play at all in his first year, Alex SMith was a project who needed more time to learn and wasnt handled correctly and was somewhat damaged from that IMO, Aaron Rodgers was more pro ready than any of these guys and Kaepernick and he waited 3 years to start and he got better from all that practice, there have been plenty of talented QBs who were projects.
Thank You. And I think you said it much much better.