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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Draft Rewind 2011 - Christian Ponder - Minnesota Vikings

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about CHRISTIAN PONDER: Florida State, 6021 222 4.65. 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 to launch point. He sees it, he hits it. Makes plays left or right on the move. Accurate on bootlegs and waggles. Played in nine games in 2010 before he had surgery on his right shoulder after being injured in the Clemson game. 2010 stats: 2044 passing yds, 61.5%, 20 TDs, 8 INTs. Ball velocity 51 mph. OSR:4/18. First/second round. (A-31 3/4, H-10 1/8, SS-4.09, VJ-34).