The Guy the Dolphins Need to Draft: Christian Ponder

Even though I am one out of many opinions, I stand firmly glued to the Christian Ponder bandwagon. At first, I thought Cam Newton was the way to go, alot thought he was, being the BCS champion and all. But now after the Combine, my beliefs have changed. While Ponder shined, and Newton showed only exceptional skills, he started to grow on me. Im hoping the same is going for Jeff Ireland and the staff. And it might be true, seeing as The Dolphins have scheduled private workouts with just about all the best QB's available this season. This excited me greatly because this makes me think that Dolphins are getting more seirous about drafting a QB. I mean, we've gone through quaterback, after quarterback, after quarterback, but yet still here we are in the 2011 Draft, with "Quarterback" at the top of our list. The Dolphins did clearly state they were going to thouroughly examine every option they had. Which also makes me feel good. But regardless of what Ireland said, just about every post over the weeks have been someone blabbing on about what QB to draft on Pick #15 (or higher, if we trade up). And I suppose I am only adding to that pile, but its always nice to get your word out there. But cutting the corny crap, lets get on to what I really want to talk about. Christian Ponder.

Christian Ponder
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Weight: 229 lbs.
  • Arm Length: 32 1/8 in.
  • Hand Size: 10 1/4 in.
  • College: Florida St.
  • Conference: ACC
  • Position: QB

Ponder is at home, considering he goes to FSU. Jake Long and the guys up front could allow him to use his good footwork and proficiency in the short passing game. Could become a starter if given time and decision making improves. Uses his feet to buy extra time, leave the pocket to throw, or take off and running for first downs. Exhibits the physical and mental toughness you like to see. Has enough arm strength but doesn't put elite zip on the ball and will try to fit it into too many tight spots downfield. Accuracy is only sound in the short passing game at this time. Ponder could sneak into the second round.

But with practice and good mentors, Ponder could be a real nice additon to this team. Thoughts?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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