Kaepernick is still a project as a pocket passer, but he has athletic tools which only Cam Newton can match.
At 6'6", 225 pounds, yet still able to run a 4.5 forty, Kaepernick is that rare athlete at the QB position.
His mechanics still need work, and he needs to prove he can master a Pro-Style offense. But the ability is there.
In his four years as a starter, Kaepernick has raised his completion percentage every year, from 54 percent his freshman year to 65 percent this past year. He also eclipsed the 3000 yard passing mark his senior season for the first time in his career.
He has improved every year as a starter, and while there is still work to do, he could turn into a starting QB a couple of years down the road.