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Round 2, #36, the San Francisco 49ers selects Colin Kaepernick (QB) Nevada

Originally posted by Furlow:
Originally posted by servegmo:
if Harbaugh like him, then I love him!! :)

go nienrs!!!

Yeah this! We moved up to get him, that's all we need to know. This has Harbaugh written all over it. Any of you knocking this, get over yourselves, you DON'T know more about QB's than Jim Harbaugh
not even close.
Originally posted by BoiseNiner:
hope you are drinking GERMAN beer, dude

[ Edited by communist on Apr 29, 2011 at 15:45:18 ]
  • Paul
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Originally posted by Doogee:
I'm cautiously optimistic about this. If anybody can make him a success, it's Harbaugh.

Mel Kiper compared him to Josh Johnson, so maybe that;'s what Harbaugh saw in him this entire time
Originally posted by Paul:
so what do we do now? does CK get the nod this year or are we still going to attempt to bring Smith back? I agree Arizona needs a QB probably worse than us and they are avoiding it & are craving Bulger.

I like the Aldon Smith choice more as I read about the guy, and then this.. pretty awesome draft so far

I highly doubt Kaepernick will start right off the bat. He will be groomed and eased in. I'm very confident Alex Smith will be back this year, and I'm OK with it now. That is, unless they get McNabb, Bulger or Palmer. Kolb is out of the picture now.
  • Jcool
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Originally posted by hungarian9erfan:
http://twitter.com/#!/Kaepernick10



Should have some more followers soon!
  • mayo49
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He needs to gain some weight though, but he's got a least a year to do it.
Originally posted by 49ersRednGold:
Originally posted by TruNinerFan:
We gave up a 2nd, 4th and 5th to move up 9 spots. That seems like alot with all the holes on our team. Harbaugh must really love this kid. I like the pick, I just we didnt give up too much

We have an extra 4th so I am okay with that. I am just glad we did not give up both our 4ths.

We get our qb of the future, and the chance to stick it to the Raiders. What a win win.
I think for what Harbaugh wants to do, Alex Smith will be sufficient while Kaepernick develops....either that or the 49ers are planning on snagging Carson Palmer. Most likely though I think Harbaugh has a *wink* *wink* arrangement with Alex to help coach him up, provide him with some stability and showcase him for the rest of the league to help him get a nice deal down the line.
  • Jcool
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Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Hello Marc Buldger. Welcome to SF for the next year while we groom this kid.

You spelled Alex Smith wrong
Kaep's positives on SI.com make him sound like he's a fine fit for the WCO:


Positives: "Tall, athletic quarterback prospect who possesses a tremendous amount of upside. Patient in the pocket and displays terrific awareness as well as field presence. Buys time for receivers and displays a sense of timing and terrific pass placement. Accurate and consistently puts throws where only his receiver can make the reception. Throws a catchable ball, possesses a strong arm, and his passes immediately get to the intended target. Drives the short and intermediate throws, gets the ball through tight spots, and hits deep receivers in stride. Makes solid decisions in the pocket, tossing the ball away rather than forcing passes to covered receivers. Stands strong against the rush to get the pass off but also has the ability to scramble away from defenders and avoid the sack. Solid carrying the ball, displaying elusiveness, speed, and some strength."

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/draft-2011/players/48350.html#ixzz1KxGOtD6Q
FREAKIN' LOVE THIS PICK!!!!!!
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Originally posted by tjd808185:
Originally posted by AmpLee:
Originally posted by BSofSF:
Originally posted by lamontb:
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
49ers made a solid pick, anyone know what they gave up to move ahead by 10 spots?

They swapped 2nd round picks and they gave up a 4th and 5th rounders.

I'm surprised they gave up so much to get this guy. Seems desperate. Scouting reports say he is very raw and a development project. Now, maybe in the hands of Harbaugh that will pay big dividends a couple years down the line, but that seems like an awfully steep price. All we needed, IMO, is an accurate passer who can distribute the ball. This guy is one of those runner/passer hybrids.


I guarantee that this guy was the guy all along the Niners were targeting. You don't wait for someone else (Like the Tards) to draft the guy you covet in a position of need. I love the pick and don't mind the trade to get him.

Arizona doesn't want a rook, they want a vet. They haven't taken anyone because they're going to be in the Kolb sweepstakes.

Right. There aren't any vets and the price of Kolb is steep. If we missed out on our targeted QB because we thought (like you do) that a team with a huge need for QB like AZ wasn't gonna pick him, we'd be kicking ourselves in the ass. Glad we got our guy.
oops

[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Apr 29, 2011 at 15:48:53 ]
  • mayo49
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Just wondeting do you think they really wanted Dalton and settled for Kap?
Originally posted by communist:
Originally posted by TruNinerFan:
We gave up a 2nd, 4th and 5th to move up 9 spots. That seems like alot with all the holes on our team. Harbaugh must really love this kid. I like the pick, I just we didnt give up too much
acc to the draft value table, thats not much...we have another 4th-rounder and we still have our 3rd...plus, we have our qb. good job, imo.

Agreed. The way I look at it 5th rd pick doesn't net you a starter very often unless it is OL. It is usually a back up or a special teams players. To give that up while also still having another 4th for a QB you think has the potential to lead us, it is worth it.
I personally am much happier with Colin than Dalton. His upside and athleticism probably have Harbaugh drooling. Dalton is about as good as he is likely to get and while he probably wont be bad I don't see him being the playmaker Colin is. Remember why Luck is such a great prospect. If Harbaugh coached Nevada you could be talking about Colin first pick.