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I've put these two prospects together because they both have qualities that actually did impact my scouting report. Greg McElroy, a finalist for a Rhodes scholarship, has better football skills and football IQ than he gets credit for.
When I spoke with him in Mobile, Alabama, he was always working with the fans, signing autographs, and still making time to talk to everyone who wanted a piece of him, as well as NFL teams. He's got media-favorite written all over him if he ever becomes a starter in the NFL.
Colin Kaepernick is being looked at as a first-round quarterback, but much of that isn't because of his NFL readiness. I've gotten a chance to talk to every quarterback in my top 10 except Ryan Mallett and Cam Newton (neither of whom I've heard have top-notch intangibles), and there isn't another quarterback who has his type of contagious personality, leadership ability, humbleness yet confidence, and willingness to learn and be coachable that Kaepernick has.
He'll need a lot of work in the NFL. Based on his on-the-field ability, he is probably a second or third-round prospect, but if you believe in the "it" factor in quarterbacks, I'm pretty sure Colin Kaepernick has "it."