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BTSC 2011 Community Mock Draft Pick No. 38 -- Arizona Cardinals Select Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada

Many thanks to Lamarr56 for the prompt pick at No. 38 for Arizona. Good stuff by one of BTSC's newer, young readers. Next up: the Tennessee Titans, represented by the one and only fanpost and draft obsessed machine, seton hall and steelers. - Michael B. -


With the 38th pick, the Arizona Cardinals select Colin Kaepernick - QB - Nevada

Pros - Colin Kaepernick is an athletic stud. He has great speed and good arm strength. He is the only player in college football history to run for 4000 yards and pass for 9000 yards in a career and also has the record for being the only player to rush for 1000 yards and pass for 2000 yard for three straight years.

He won the WAC Offensive Player of the Year for two straight years. Colin Kaepernick has great arm strength. Don't believe me? Well, he was drafted in the MLB draft. He has a cannon arm that will allow him to make all necessary throws needed in the NFL. Also, Colin can run. He can turn a broken play into a touchdown. He is like a Dennis Dixon with his feet. He also doesn't take any unnecessary hits that always kills fans when take those hits and get up limping or with a concussion, but he will lower his shoulder for a first down when you need him to. His durability is outstanding. Never missed a game. He's also a natural leader who can put the team on his back and carry them to a victory. Kaepernick has outstanding character, on and off the field. Does volunteering and keeps his grades up. Bottom line, he has plenty of potential to be unlocked within himself. He's improved each of his three years as a starter, and could keep that pace and develop into a very solid NFL quarterback.

Arizona needs a quarterback. Ever since Kurt Warner left, the team's fallen off the tracks. Last year, the team rotated around Derek Anderson, Max Hall, and John Skelton. In the first round, they took Patrick Peterson, who I love, but is not their main need. I was looking to take Christian Ponder, but he was taken by Cincinnati three picks prior. Who could fill those shoes is Colin Kaepernick. He could turn out to be the Cardinals quarterback for the next decade, and take them to glory.

Cons - Although Colin has amazing feet, he relies on them too much. He doesn't give his receivers enough time to develop their routes and tucks it and runs. Also, he's impatient in the pocket. He'll force a throw where he could wait a second or two to make a great throw. His mechanics aren't great either. He takes a weird wind up that seems to have been altered by his baseball career. His throw is a lower motion which leads to a lot of balls nocked down at the line. Overall, not much too complain about. I think these things could be easily worked out with a little help from a quarterback coach.

NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash - 4.53
Vertical jump - 32.5
Broad jump - 9.6
Three-cone drill - 6.85




BTSC 2011 Community Mock Draft Selections:

  1. Carolina Panthers -- Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
  2. Denver Broncos -- Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
  3. Buffalo Bills -- Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M
  4. Cincinnati Bengals -- Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
  5. Arizona Cardinals -- Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
  6. Cleveland Browns -- 'The Snow Cone Machine' A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
  7. San Francisco 49ers -- Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
  8. Tennessee Titans -- Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
  9. Dallas Cowboys -- Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
  10. Washington Redskins -- Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, North Carolina
  11. Houston Texans -- Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri
  12. Minnesota Vikings -- Tyron Smith, OT, USC
  13. Detroit Lions -- JJ Watt, DE, Wisconsin
  14. St. Louis Rams -- Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
  15. Miami Dolphons -- Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
  16. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Brooks Reed , DE, Arizona
  17. New England Patriots -- Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
  18. San Diego Chargers -- Ryan Kerrigan, DE/OLB, Purdue
  19. New York Giants -- Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
  21. Kansas City Chiefs -- Martez Wilson, LB, Illinois
  22. Indianapolis Colts -- Cameron Jordan, DL, California
  23. Philadelphia Eagles -- Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
  24. New Orleans Saints -- Justin Houston, DE/OLB, Georgia
  25. Seattle Seahawks -- Jake Locker, QB, Washington
  26. Baltimore Ravens -- Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland
  27. Atlanta Falcons -- Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
  28. New England Patriots -- Mike Pouncey, OG, Florida
  29. Chicago Bears --Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State
  30. New York Jets -- Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple
  31. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
  32. Green Bay Packers -- Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor


  1. New England Patriots -- Cameron Hayward, DE, Ohio State (33rd overall)
  2. Buffalo Bills -- Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame (34th overall)
  3. Cincinnati Bengals -- Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State (35th overall)
  4. Denver Broncos -- Mikel LeShoure, RB, Illinois (36th overall)
  5. Cleveland Browns -- Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois (37th overall)