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Source: Radar gun says Kaepernick had Combine’s strongest arm

Colin Kaepernick

Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)


A league source tells PFT that radar guns at the Scouting Combine revealed Colin Kaepernick of Nevada as possessing the strongest throwing arm in Indianapolis on Sunday.

Kaepernick’s best throw registered 59 miles per hour to lead the field of 16 quarterbacks that opted to participate. (Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert refused. Alabama’s Greg McElroy was injured).

Arkansas’ Ryan Mallett was second behind Kaepernick with a 58 miles-per-hour throw. Auburn’s Cam Newton came in third at 56 miles per hour.

Kaepernick has been clocked in the 95 miles-per-hour range throwing a baseball, and was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 2009 major league baseball draft.

Per FOX Sports’ Adam Caplan, Kaepernick complemented his pure arm power by throwing “the nicest ball out of any of the quarterbacks here.” Caplan predicts Kaepernick will be a second-round pick in April’s draft.