Stanford QB Andrew Luck stayed in school, so the 49ers had no shot of drafting him, but they may have gotten the next closest thing. Second round pick Colin Kaepernick is looking to move to Santa Clara and while the lockout is in place he is hoping to pick the brain of Luck.
Over the summer Kaepernick and Luck met at the Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux, La. During this time they became friends who traded text messages throughout the 2010 season.
After the 49ers moved up to draft Kaepernick, Colin received a call from Luck. Since Kaepernick can not have contact with the 49ers coaching staff while the lockout is in place, he is hoping that Luck will be able to help him learn Harbaugh’s offense.
“Especially if the lockout stays on,” Kaepernick said last week. “I’m going to try and pick his brain as much as I can and try to get a jump-start into this offense, and pick up as much as I can from him.”
Kaepernick did not have a chance to get a playbook after he was drafted, but there was a small window of opportunity for some veteran players to get said playbook. And since he has been drafted Colin has been in contact with some of those veterans. Left tackle Joe Staley asked Colin when he was coming to Santa Clara, so look for Colin to get with as many as he can and hit the ground running.