Christian Ponder #5 QB
Height: 6-2 Weight: 229 Age: 28
Born: 2/25/1988 Dallas , TX
College: Florida State
Experience: 5th season
High School: Colleyville Heritage HS [TX]
Selected By: Minnesota Vikings
Pick (Overall): 12 (12)
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.
Published: April 28, 2011 at 09:35 p.m.
The Minnesota Vikings select Florida State QB Christian Ponder with the 12th overall pick in the 2011 NFL.
Published: April 7, 2011 at 01:20 p.m.
A look at draft prospect Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder.
Published: March 16, 2011 at 06:37 p.m.
Find out whether Florida State QB Christian Ponder will climb into the first round on "Path to the Draft."
Published: March 7, 2011 at 06:51 p.m.
Watch Florida State QB Christian Ponder work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.