Originally posted by 5280High:
Originally posted by Garcia:
Originally posted by vrabbit:
RG3: 24 total TD, 6 total turnovers, 2902 passing yards, 748 rushing yards in 13 games
Kap (as a starter): 9 total TD, 3 total turnovers, 1088 passing yards, 202 rushing yards in 5 games --> projected over 13 games: 23 total TD, 8 turnovers, 2829 passing yards, 525 rushing yards
and that's ASSUMING, for your convenience, that his projected numbers don't take a hit.
RG3 was the superior prospect coming in, and he's been just about everything he was hyped up to be. I ain't knocking Kap at all, I'm excited for him, but I'd take RG3 over him
Yeah who knew that the 6'4 230 pounder (probably heavier now) with the strongest arm in college would be better than a 6'2 217 pounder who has an injury history and isnt big enough to take NFL hits on a regular basis.
Dont know how RG3 was the bigger prospect, arent prospects about potential?
In the NFL, its about potential and being in the major conferences. Kaepernick didnt get as much attention because he played in the WAC. The opponents werent as impressive, and Reno isnt exactly a major market.
Most scouts probably saw him as a guy who looked great running around against inferior talent, but once he got into a pro system against NFL defenses, he would be overwhelmed. Its a good thing Harbaugh saw past that. How many teams are kicking themselves repeatedly for passing on Kaepernick in that draft?
30 of the 31 other teams in the NFL passed on Kaepernick at one point. The one team who didnt have a chance to take him was the Raiders, who technically traded that chance to the Patriots.
The teams that feel the worst are probably the Jaguars, Vikings, and Titans for taking Gabbert, Ponder, and Locker before Kap. BTW, remember all the dumb speculation about how Harbaugh really wanted Andy Dalton, and had to "settle" for Kaepernick?