Christian Ponder Scouting Report
|School:||Florida State Seminoles|
|Height & Weight:||6'3 - 227 lbs.|
2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State
Ponder's success in 2009 led to higher expectations in 2010. While the numbers are not anything mind boggling, through nine games Florida State is 6-3 and eyeing a trip Atlantic Coast Conference Championship game and Ponder's efficient and consistent play has certainly led the way.
Ponder will not have the strongest arm or quickest feet of any quarterback in this class, but he has decent size at 6-3 and 227 pounds and may be the most complete quarterback in this class if Andrew Luck opts to remain at Stanford. If that is the case and Ponder continues to win while Jake Locker continues to have a bad season and Ryan Mallett remains inconsistent, Ponder could find his stock shooting through the roof.
3/22 Update: Ponder had a superb showing at the Senior Bowl and backed it up with another great showing at the NFL combine. His stock is soaring right now and he could be a first round selection. The biggest concern is his arm strength following a couple of injuries that limited his production over the last year or so. His deep balls at the NFL combine were nothing special, but he did improve on that during Florida State's pro day.