Photo of Christian Ponder
Grade
6.59 ?
  • 4.65 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 116.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.85 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.09 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 32 1/8" Arm Length
  • 229LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

Ponder's a fit for a West Coast team that would 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. Ponder has slowly climbed up boards, and he is almost certain to go in the second round.

Analysis

Strengths

Ponder's very tight and sound in his drop. Accelerates quickly when escaping the pocket. Will make plays in the open field after tucking. Can buy time with his feet and keep his eyes downfield. Does a good job in the short passing game getting the ball out quickly with accuracy. Exhibits great leadership qualities and toughness.

Weaknesses

Must improve his overall decision making and awareness. Will lock onto his first option and struggle to move through his progressions. Can appear lost when making incorrect pre-snap read. Takes too many chances and puts the ball in harms way too often. Doesn't possess good deep ball accuracy. Has an injury history.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.