49ers’ rookie Bruce Ellington says Colin Kaepernick has a “cannon!”

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San Francisco 49ers rookie fourth-round pick (No. 106) WR Bruce Ellington caught up with the local media today, and while the main topic of discussion was his basketball background, Ellington did talk about his new signal caller QB Colin Kaepernick. Below are some of his answers to playing in San Francisco and his thoughts on the upcoming season.

NY Daily News

NY Daily News

On his first impression of Kaepernick:

“He’s a leader.”

On catching his first Kaepernick pass:

“Oh yeah, I caught one of them man! He almost threw me backwards. He got a cannon! My hands are good. He can throw but I can catch too.”

On how his basketball skills will translate to the NFL:



On teammate RB Marcus Lattimore’s progress:

“He looks good!”

On playing the slot in 2014:

“Most of the time I played slot. My first and third-year I played mostly slot.”

On the nerf baskeball hoop inside the 49ers locker room:

“I talk a little trash. Guys didn’t know I really played basketball when I do talk trash to them.


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