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Monday, May 16, 2011

Christian Ponder 12th Pick 2011 NFL Draft

Ponder,Christian Florida State 6021 222 4.65

Minnesota Vikings

A three-year starter. Graduated in 2 ½ years and has been working
on his MBA for the past year and a half. Learning complex NFL
offenses will not be a problem. Has Kurt Warner type accuracy.
Consistent ability to keep receivers on their routes with few
adjustments. Throws a catchable ball with timing, touch, and
rare ball placement to his receivers. Completed 68.8 percent of
his passes in 2009. Patient passing the ball. Lets the play develop
while reading coverages, then delivers ball. Equally skilled at
throwing horizontal or vertical passes with accuracy. Quick
release. Always ready to throw, keeps the ball up at shoulder
level or above. No wasted motion. Tight spiral with velocity.
Quick feet. Gets to throwing point quickly in conventional or
shotgun alignments. Good mechanics. Can scramble out, gather
himself, and throw accurately. Quick and fluid. A poised leader
who doesn’t get rattled. Features the arm strength to fit the ball
into tight spots in the “red zone.” Quick twitch from vision
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