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NFL scout is impressed with Alabama QB Jalen Milroe, compared him to Colin Kaepernick

John David Mercer - USA Today Sports

He needs another year of seasoning before pursuing the National Football League, but pro scouts are impressed with the development of Jalen Milroe as an Alabama quarterback.

Milroe, a sophomore, has become a star in college football. He is in the running for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award and Maxwell Award. Milroe is also in the Heisman Memorial Trophy conversation after back-to-back dominant performances versus LSU and Kentucky. He’s totaled 10 touchdowns to one interception against SEC competition.

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Milroe has the Crimson Tide in the Southeastern Conference Championship Game. 

Alabama fans have witnessed his growth since getting benched against South Florida. Jordan Schultz, an NFL Insider for Bleacher Report, has noticed Milroe too. Schultz has been blown away by Milroe’s efficiency on third down and how he has become an effective passer. According to Schultz, an NFL scout praised Milroe’s weekly development as a quarterback.

“Kid just keeps getting better and better,” the scout said to Schultz.

“Honestly, he kinda reminds me of (Colin) Kaepernick a little bit. Big, athletic, fast, big arm, and big plays.”

Kaepernick was selected in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.

His athleticism from the University of Nevada pushed the 49ers to a Super Bowl appearance against the Baltimore Ravens. Kaepernick played six seasons (2011-16) in San Francisco, enjoying two 3,000+ yard passing seasons. He has 72 career touchdown passes, including a career-high 21 in 2013. Milroe has marquee playmaking abilities, and he’s getting better.

He faces Chattanooga this week as the Tide tunes up for Auburn.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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