It’s been a conclusion for many throughout the offseason that Alex Smith would return for a chance to win back his starting job with the 49ers under new coach Jim Harbaugh, who openly campaigned on the idea.
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The top seven quarterback prospects all went early in the 2011 NFL Draft, many of them earlier than expected. But each quarterback enters a different scenario with his new team, with unique circumstances determining how early they will be expected to contribute.
As far as teams that should be pleasantly surprised, I’d say the Bears were shocked to see Oregon State DT Stephen Paea sitting there for them at No. 53. Some analysts believed Chicago would draft Paea in the first round.
Posted: Friday, April 29th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: 2011 NFL Draft, Andy Dalton, Buffalo Bills, Colin Kaepernick, Frank Tadych, Jason LaCanfora, Michael Lombardi, New England Patriots, Ryan Mallett, San Francisco 49ers
Nevada QB Colin Kaepernick is headed to San Francisco. Explaining how it happened shows the wheelin’-and-dealin’ side of the NFL draft.
It’s not easy keeping Shannon Sharpe quiet for too long, but the loquacious new member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame was kept off the Radio City Music Hall stage — at least temporarily — when the 49ers traded up to take QB Colin Kaepernick with the fourth pick in the second round.
Has Christian Ponder moved into the first round? Our Vic Carucci certainly believes so.
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has gone from virtually unwanted to a high-round draft prospect, and his workout at Nevada’s outdoor pro day on Tuesday further boosted his stock.
Are the Dolphins committed to QB Chad Henne? The owner wasn’t talking at the Super Bowl. But GM Jeff Ireland said that the team was committed to Henne … for now.
So who are “the best of the rest,” the quarterbacks currently under the radar coming off the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine?
With an athletic group of quarterbacks working out Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine, all eyes are on their every move as they rotate between skill and position drills on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Part of the peril of covering the NFL Scouting Combine is having to choose which person to interview in a room with three podiums, eight tables and over 700 reporters.
From a fan’s perspective, it seems like it could be difficult for players to function as a team at the Senior Bowl. After all, many of the participants were either fierce rivals or played high-stakes games against each other in college, not to mention that they are here competing against one another for draft position and potentially millions of dollars. Oddly enough, however, that’s just not how it works.
It’s not easy being a quarterback at the Senior Bowl. The expectations are both high and very difficult to meet given the circumstances.
MOBILE, Ala. — While Jake Locker might be receiving all the attention for the North squad, the two other quarterbacks on the roster deserve some consideration as well.
NFL Network analysts Charles Davis and Mike Mayock discuss North squad quarterbacks Jake Locker, Colin Kaepernick and Ricky Stanzi from the Senior Bowl.