Should Sam Bradford and Tim Tebow Turn Pro or Stay In College?

Football Maniaxs@@FantasymaniaxsSenior Writer IJanuary 14, 2009

By Nostradamus.

It is that time of year. The time of year when great college football players are asked the simple question:  

"You are a junior. Do you want to stay in college and enjoy another year of being "underpaid," or do you want to elicit yourself the "benefits" of being drafted into the NFL?"

Tough question.

Do you pass up the supposed millions of dollars that the NFL is flaunting before you, or do you stay back and be the ultimate campus stud?

Being "The Man” at any point in time in your life is pretty special, no matter what level it may be. But being "The Man" on a campus such as Florida has to be ultra-special, Superman-type special.

In this entry, I will break down some of the current QBs who could become NFL draft potentials, and evaluate as to whether they should simply STAY or GO.

Tim Tebow:

AKA, Superman. This portrait alone gives you a solid picture about his life on the Florida Gators' campus. To put a comment to it:  "He is the guy that every guy wants to be, and he is the guy that every girl wants to be with.”

He is the poster child of what every parent ultimately wants their child to be. He is the Homecoming King, a very good person, and also a large part in his family's life. He also happens to be one of the greatest college football players in the game today.

Love 'em or hate 'em, the guy is simply a winner and respected across the nation as one of the best, if not the best.

Sadly, if there is any sadness to Tim's story, it is that the NFL scouts aren't all that high on Timmy's projection into the NFL. As it comes down to it, his sources told him that he would be no higher than a third-round draft pick in the upcoming NFL draft.

The scouts say that he needs to work on his fundamentals. To the average folk, that means he needs to throw the ball quicker, with more precision and with a lot more balance and a better throwing motion. His somewhat sidearm delivery is a question.

However, there have been lesser athletes that have succeeded in the NFL with his less of a over-the-top throwing motion. His delivery point will ultimately not be his question. It will always be his ability to throw the ball downfield and the ability to throw the deep out, as it is with any potential NFL QB.



STAY: You are the man at Florida. You can stay and become more of a legend than you already are and at the same time vie for a third national championship in your four years at Florida. You would always have a home in Florida, no matter what you ever did in the NFL.

GO: What else do you have to prove? You have guided Florida to the penultimate goal, and you have already won a Heisman Trophy. Time for the next part of your greatness.


As always, Tim made the right decision. The NFL scouts said he would be nothing more than a third-round pick, and likely it would not be as a QB. Hone your skills and then become everything that they would want you to be. At this point in time in of your life, you have never failed at anything. This will be your ultimate challenge.  

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