Christian Ponder   #7 QB

Height: 6-2   Weight: 229   Age: 26

Born: 2/25/1988 Dallas , TX

College: Florida State

Experience: 4th season

High School: Colleyville Heritage HS [TX]

TDS

7

INT

9

YDS

1,648

RTG

77.9

Draft 2011

Pick No.12

Selected By: Minnesota Vikings

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 12 (12)

Pick Analysis: 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.

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  1. Vikings pick Christian Ponder No. 12

    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.

  2. 2011 Draft Profile - QB Christian Ponder, Florida State

    Published: April 7, 2011 at 01:20 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder.

  3. Ponder's draft stock

    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."

  4. 2011 combine workout: Christian Ponder

    Published: March 7, 2011 at 06:51 p.m.

    Watch Florida State QB Christian Ponder work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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