2011 NFL Draft: The Colts To Workout Colin Kaepernick

Attention Curtis Painter: I'd start sweating if I were you.

AdamSchein: kaepernick had great workout with niners. i could see him going to sf later in draft. workouts scheduled with mia, kc, cle, ten, ind.

Aside from poking fun at Indianapolis' awful backup quarterback, the news that the Colts have an interest in Kaepernick is indeed interesting. Some people feel the 6'6, 230 pound kid from the University of Nevada is a better pro prospect at QB than Blaine Gabbert. Not saying I agree with that, but it is hard to ignore Kaepernick's 3,022 yards and 21 touchdowns at Nevada, which included an impressive outing on November 26th when Nevada beat Boise State 34-31.

Kaepernick also had an impressive Pro Day, going 36-38 for his throws. Kaepernick opened eyes at the NFL Scouting combine as well. Here's National Football Post:

Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick met with 14 teams at the NFL scouting combine, and he displayed the best velocity of any quarterback during testing that measures how many miles per hour.

According to a league source with knowledge of the situation, Kaepernick threw the football 59 miles per hour. Kaepernick is a former Chicago Cubs draft selection and an all-state baseball player who threw 94 miles per hour.

That edged out Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett (58 miles per hour) and Auburn quarterback Cam Newton (56 miles per hour).

The Nevada standout is the lone quarterback in Division I history to pass for over 10,000 career yards and also rush for 4,000 yards.

Back in 2010, K participated in Peyton Manning's Passing Academy. This means Big P got an up close look at Kaepernick, and if Peyton's perceptions are in tune with NFL Network's Mike Mayock, then Kaepernick made a good impression.

"I had a chance to see him last summer at Peyton Manning's Passing Academy," NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said during a recent conference call. "I spent three days watching the kid throw the ball with Peyton and Eli. He's got a huge arm. He's a great athlete, and he's got a big frame. The kind of guy you want to buy into. He's the kind of guy that's going to rise a little bit. A lot of people thought he was a third, fourth, fifth-rounder heading into the season. Now, he's probably a second round type of guy."

I highly doubt Kaepernick falls to Round Two; not with some many teams in desperate need of a big armed QB. However, if he is sitting there at No. 22, would any of you be shocked if Bill Polian passes on a lineman and takes Kaepernick?

I wouldn't.

Not saying I'd be happy about it. In fact, I'd be rather pissed. But, at least Bill has a history of drafting quarterbacks with first round picks. He has no such history with tackles.

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