Two years ago, on a blustery winter day in frigid Mobile, Ala., marked the first time I watched quarterback Colin Kaepernick deliver a spiral.
It was accurate with plenty of velocity. Kaepernick had sharp mechanics.
It was the Senior Bowl practice field, and Kaepernick was opening some eyes with his impressive skill set.
At 6 feet 4, 230 pounds, nearly as fast as a wide receiver and as strong-armed as anyone, Kaepernick made a huge impression on the NFL scouts and reporters.
Orchestrating the innovative Pistol offense at Nevada, Kaepernick had the statistics and the resume.
What people wondered, though, was how his unique game would translate...