Kap has a rocket arm, he is a hard worker, and a good person. BUT...
Anyone who doesn't think that non-fluid cock-back delivery is a problem is in denial. That motion is not going anywhere. Remember Tebow "shortening" his throwing motion? How'd that work out?
While the release itself is fast (once going forward), and the ball can get there fast, that cocking of the arm gives db's and lb's .25-.50 seconds extra time to react. In the NFL, where everyone is an athlete, that is a problem. So unless he totally changes and corrects that, its always going to be an issue. So Kap and the coaches will always have to compensate with razor sharp accuracy and near perfect reads and timing. BUT I think this is where Kap's athleticism is a negative. I think initially, Kap will get to his second read in the pocket before letting it break down and scramble and run. He won't stay in the pocket, because he never had to in that Pistol Offense playing Defenses in the WAC in college. At least Tebow played against SEC defenses.
I think Kap's athleticism is overrated as well. He is fast. But he is so tall and lanky that he appears stiff when scrambling. Once he decides to run, he goes, but I wouldn't call him Quick. He's not like Roethlisberger in that he can shrug guys off with his size. Unless he puts on major muscle, he is a huge injury target. Right Now, Alex is a better Athletic QB than Kap.
In the draft, Kap was the only QB I did not want on the 49ers (I wanted Dalton bad). Given his mechanics and background, Kap needs TOO much work to be a viable starter on a team that can win RIGHT NOW. Alex is the QB in the immediate future because.....well that's a whole other thread.
[ Edited by alex2125 on Jan 29, 2012 at 11:39 AM ]