2011 NFL Draft Results: San Francisco 49ers Take Colin Kaepernick, QB, at No. 36
San Francisco 49ers Trade Up To No. 36 And Select A Developmental QB For Future
Selecting the potential predecessor to Alex Smith in San Francisco, the 49ers select former Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick with the 36th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Trading up nine spots with the Denver Broncos to go after Kaepernick, the 49ers surrendered picks Nos. 45, 108 and 141 in this year’s draft.
Considered a project quarterback that is a few years away from seeing regular action, Kaepernick was selected on the heels of the Cincinnati Bengals taking Andy Dalton with the No. 34 selection.
In 2010 with the Wolfpack, Kaepernick threw for 3,022 yards and 21 touchdowns while only tossing eight picks and losing only once on the season.
Kaepernick’s new home in San Fran means that new head coach Jim Harbaugh will be given the opportunity to groom him into an elite NFL passer and continuing the franchise’s rich QB heritage.
Kaepernick may not be the next Joe Montana or Steve Young, but he is an athlete who has all the determination and attitude to become one of the better prospects from the 2011 NFL Draft.
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|1. Carolina Panther: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn||17. New England Patriots: Nate Solder, OT, Colorado|
|2. Denver Broncos: Von Miller, LB, Texas||18. San Diego Chargers: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois|
|3. Buffalo Bills: Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama||19. New York Giants: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska|
|4. Cincinnati Bengals: A.J. Green, WR, Georgia||20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa|
|5. Arizona Cardinals: Patrick Petertson, CB, LSU||21. Cleveland Browns (from Kansas City): Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor|
|6. Atlanta Falcons (from Cleveland): Julio Jones, WR, Alabama||22. Indianapolis Colts: Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College|
|7. San Francisco 49ers: Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri||23. Philadelphia Eagles: Danny Watkins, OG, Baylor|
|8. Tennessee Titans: Jake Locker, QB, Washington||24. New Orleans Saints: Cameron Jordan, DE, California|
|9. Dallas Cowboys: Tyron Smith, OT, USC||25. Seattle Seahawks: James Carpenter, OG, Alabama|
|10. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Washington): Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri||26. Kansas City Chiefs (from Atlanta): Jonathan Baldwin, WR, PITT|
|11. Houston Texans: J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin||27. Baltimore Ravens: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado|
|12. Minnesota Vikings: Christian Ponder, QB, FSU||28. New Orleans Saints: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama|
|13. Detroit Lions: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn||29. Chicago Bears: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin|
|14. St. Louis Rams: Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina||30. New York Jets: Muhammad Wilkerson, DE, Temple|
|15. Miami Dolphins: Mike Pouncey, OG/C, Florida||31, Pittsburgh Steelers: Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State|
|16. Washington Redskins (from Jacksonville): Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue||32. Green Bay Packers: Derek Sherrod, OT, Miss. State|
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