Originally posted by anwhi1:
Where are you getting this info from? Kaepernick is taller than Vick and RG3, that's about the only thing thats certain in Kap's favor...
Kap is definitely slower than both RG3 and Vick... who both possess sprinter's speed. Kaepernick is fast but not THAT fast... One of the knocks on Kapernick is his slower release, he's definitely not flinging the ball out like Vick... who seems to effortlessly just snap passes out of his hands in milliseconds...
I couldn't find Vick's combine page... but just by looking at Kaepernick's and Griffin's combine results, Griffin is the superior athlete in all the measurements, except for height..
Kaepernick has a WORLD of potential that he hasnt fully realized yet... but there is a reason our guy was a 2nd round pick and both Vick and RG3 were top 2 picks... they have physical gifts that are unmatched...
Couple of things--watching the three QBs you mentioned it stands out to me how well CK runs compared to the other two. He avoids big hits and gains yardage in bunches. Vick's career very well may be over...just can't stay healthy and RGIII is also in danger of being unable to protect himself...so far he has not done well. When talking about running it's not about 40 time, though CK has stated that his combine time was much slower than his best. What that means is unknown to me, but let's give Vick a big edge in straight line speed...doesn't mean much if he's in street close on the sidelines. So Kaepernick is fast enough to outrun the D to the edge, strong enough to stay healthy and has a unique running style that keeps defenders from taking head on shots at him.
I love RGIII but really doubt he can last unless he learns to protect himself. He was the most mature QB to come out of the draft, along with Luck, in years.
I'll confess...I do not like Vick. Don't like his passing ability (not accurate), his tendency to give games away, and the whole pit bull thing made me ill.
When football becomes a track meet I'll revise my opinion.