The Miami Dolphins have reportedly shown a lot of interest in Nevada's senior QB Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick is an extremely fast quarterback, and he has been the most impressive quarterback prospect (better than even Jake Locker) at the Senior Bowl this year.
While I would still prefer the Dolphins to take a quarterback like Ryan Mallett with their 15th overall pick, I wouldn't mind seeing them trade down to a second round pick and getting Kaepernick instead.
Kaepernick is in elite company with his passing and rushing numbers. Him, Tim Tebow, and Cam Newton are the only three players to pass for 20 touchdowns and rush for 20 touchdowns in one season. That is a pretty good statistic, and I must admit it would be pretty nice to have a quarterback who can run for a first down, too.
Kaepernick does have a tendency to start scrambling to soon, though, and that is something Miami would have to work on if they draft him. His accuracy can be questionable at times, which is probably the main reason he isn't considered a first-round prospect. He does have height working in his favor at 6'4".
One reason that I wouldn't want the Dolphins to get Kaepernick is that they would probably have to rely on Chad Henne while they waited for Kaepernick to develop enough. I don't want to have to see Henne starting at quarterback again for the Miami Dolphins, but that may be necessary if Miami trades down and drafts Kaepernick.
A good thing about trading down and still getting Kaepernick is that the Dolphins could either get another pick to help improve some of their holes or trade for a player that could step in and help them immediately.
There is still plenty of time until the draft, though, and there will no doubt be more discussion about different QB prospects and Miami's level of interest for each one. So, as always, stay tuned for more.
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