As the draft approaches, we can start to rule out some QB candidates. Obviously no one can be ruled out for sure, but we can at least come to a consensus on this board about who we like. Ryan Mallett has major character concerns (work ethic and drugs) and has been called a new Drew Bledsoe because he's so immobile. Only a couple guys around here like him. Jake Locker has awful accuracy. I was in favor of drafting him before, but now I don't see how the Titans can do it. Cam Newton is probably too close to Vince Young to draft. He has only played in a super basic offense and some say he can't read a defense at all. He also might be gone by the time the Titans pick. Blaine Gabbert is a project and might not have any business being in the conversation for pick #1. I'm not even completely sure why so many people like him. All of those guys have major knocks against them. They have all been discussed quite a bit in this sub-forum and we can leave the discussion of each guy in other threads. One name that I haven't seen discussed much is Colin Kaepernick. There was a ton of buzz about him around the Senior Bowl (Mike Mayock was massively boning over him) but it has died down a bit. Let's talk about him. He is very raw but apparently has more physical upside than any other quarterback in the draft. He has ideal QB size (6-5, 225... needs to add some weight on his skinny frame, but I'm sure he can) and great speed (has run a 4.4). Kaepernick is apparently going to do a full combine workout, so he might get his name back into round 1 consideration. His arm is so strong that it apparently made both Manning brothers giggle like schoolgirls. His passes have also been described as very catchable (one of those weird terms that can't really be defined). Apparently he has great touch on his passes. The major knock on him is that he's raw and is a system QB. He came from a spread offense and ran as much as he passed. Coming from Nevada, he hasn't really played against top-flight defenses. He seems to have great character. He's tatted up majorly, which is weird to see on a QB. Not that there's anything wrong with tattoos, but I would be worried about a thug QB who is going to roll with the wrong crowd and spend late nights at bars. I know I'm stereotyping a bit here and I apologize, but I prefer my quarterbacks to be quiet, nerdy workaholics (it's not a race thing so let's not even go down that road). That said, Kaepernick is apparently very smart (he has scored a 38 on the Wonderlic -- higher than almost every player in the NFL) and a very devout Christian. He's a project for sure, but so is every quarterback in this draft. Maybe he can't read defenses at all right now, but I'm more inclined to believe that a guy as smart as Kaepernick has a better chance of learning than Newton. If you're going to draft and develop a quarterback, you might as well get the one with the most upside. Kaepernick will probably be available in round 2 and maybe even 3 or 4. Thoughts?