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Bleacher Report: Christian Ponder Goes Under the Knife: 2011 NFL Draft Stock Plummets

Before the 2010 college football season began there was one debate heard more than any other: Who would be the first quarterback taken in the 2011 NFL Draft? Most pundits, myself included, put Florida State's Christian Ponder and Washington's Jake Locker at the top of the discussion.Ponder was coming off a good junior season that included 2,000 yards passing and 14 touchdowns on an otherwise unimpressive Seminole offense. Scouts and writers agreed that Ponder's statistics did not tell the whole story.Ponder is a very technically sound player with good throwing fundamentals, solid footwork and enough ability to survive in the NFL. ...

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