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    The Official Christian Ponder Thread

    Nice pick. As most of you on here know this is exactly the player I wanted and The Vikings definitely have their guy for the next ten years.

    I really can't wait to see what this kid will do for us.



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    Re: The Official Christian Ponder Thread

    Bit of a reach, seemed like we tried to get a trade done but couldnt make it happen.. Thats bad work by Spielman.. But lets roll..

    Im on Team Ponder..


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    Re: The Official Christian Ponder Thread

    I am personally surprised at this pick. It seemed like they couldn't trade back so they scrambled. It also seems like Tennesse taking Locker threw a wrench in the works. I guess its wait and see.
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    Re: The Official Christian Ponder Thread

    I agree that it seemed like they were trying to trade down. I think we could have gotten a bigger immediate impact player with #12, but I understand the situation, and can't blame them for being between a rock and a hard place.

    Though, is Ponder really that much better than Webb?
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    Re: The Official Christian Ponder Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by "Braddock" #1095124
    I agree that it seemed like they were trying to trade down. I think we could have gotten a bigger immediate impact player with #12, but I understand the situation, and can't blame them for being between a rock and a hard place.

    Though, is Ponder really that much better than Webb?
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    Re: The Official Christian Ponder Thread

    My gut reaction is REACH.

    I thought we should have gone CB and then drafted somebody a little later. But that's who we've got! Go #7!

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    Re: The Official Christian Ponder Thread

    Analysis
    Accuracy: Zips the underneath routes with good accuracy; consistently hitting receivers in stride to best take advantage of teammates' athleticism in FSU's use of quick slants and screens. Keeps his deep-outs low and outside, away from the defender and where only his intended target can make the play. Occasionally forces the receiver to adjust on deeper passes, as his lack of dominant arm strength can cause the ball to float.

    Arm Strength: Doesn't own a Matthew Stafford-type howitzer, but has plenty of arm strength to make every NFL throw. Good zip on underneath routes; showcasing enough drive to push the ball through tight windows for the quick slant. Good timing and accuracy make up for a lack of a dominant arm for the deep-out. Effective deep-ball thrower; able to launch the ball 50-plus yards with velocity and trajectory.

    Setup/Release: Quick setup and a compact, over-the-top delivery. Good footwork. Willing to take a hit to set his feet and step into his throw. Experienced under center and operating out of the shotgun. Passes have a tight spiral, making his throws easy for his wideouts to track and catch easily.

    Reading Defenses: Some legitimate concerns in this area. Has to do a better job of looking off the defender, as he has a tendency to stare-down his primary target. Doesn't always feel the pressure coming when he makes his progressions, especially if his primary target is unexpectedly covered up. Made some critical mistakes late in games throughout his career, including several times in 2010.

    On the Move: Mobile quarterback with the vision, agility and straight-line speed to escape the pocket and scramble for positive yardage. Can be too aggressive and leave himself vulnerable to absorbing big hits by electing not to slide. Has a good sense in the pocket. Willing to step up into the pocket or scramble wide, allowing defenders to rush by as he keeps his eyes downfield. Good body control to throw on the move, making him an effective dual threat out of the bootleg. Squares his shoulder and has plenty of arm-strength to drive the ball into mid-range openings in the defense. Can freeze the defender with an effective pump-fake. Knows where the first down marker is and fights hard for the required yardage, showing determination and better than expected leg-drive. Not afraid to get his jersey dirty as a runner or even as a blocker/tackler.

    Intangibles: Carries himself like an NFL quarterback. Highly respected team captain who takes his role as a leader seriously. Comfortable leading vocally or by setting the example on and off the field. Earned his Master's Degree in finance and is working on his doctorate. Durability concern. Missed the final three games of the 2009 season with a grade-3 separation of his throwing shoulder and suffered more injuries to this throwing arm (including undergoing two surgeries on his elbow) in 2010. Father, David, played linebacker at Florida State from 1980-83.

    Compares to: Tony Romo, Cowboys -- Like Romo (undrafted), Ponder's lack of ideal size and struggles with durability are enough to push him down the board. But his arm strength, accuracy, mobility and intelligence could make him a very effective pro quarterback if he can improve in critical situations.

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    Re: The Official Christian Ponder Thread

    I guess everyone who thought we were gonna turn into the Atlanta Falcons version of the WCO instead of sticking with what this team was built to do, just got fooled didn't they.

    At 12, I'm a bit upset, but overall, I like Ponder.

    Works the shorter routes. Is mobile. Can throw a deep ball but has to work on it. I like him.

    Resign Rice so he has that comfort blanket of a reciever with Percy underneath and we are set.
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    Re: The Official Christian Ponder Thread

    Obviously this was THEIR guy ... and they didn't think he would be there at No. 43.

    They HAVE to take him. They have no choice when it comes to a QB. But ... Ricky boy and Leslie have all joined in a circle with Ponder playing Ring Around The Rosey ... if it falls ... They all fall down.

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    Re: The Official Christian Ponder Thread

    Spielmann on KFAN..

    Q: Did he grade out 12 or higher on your board
    A: He graded out very well on our draft board.

    Q: Why did you pick him at 12
    A: With Miami and Washington now at 16, we wanted Ponder or Dalton and that was to much a risk

    Q: Is the injury concers a problem
    A: No, we have no concerns.

    Q: Did you like Mallett
    A: We had Dalton and Ponder higher

    I think this will be podcast on KFAN.com later..

    Basicly admitted it was a reach but they had to do it to get their guy.. Im fine with it, we got our guy.. We have our guy for the future.. Lets hope it works out..


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