Jaguars Talking Draft Already?

Roger HarfordCorrespondent ISeptember 17, 2009

GAINESVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 12:  Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators runs for yardage during the game against the Troy Trojans at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 12, 2009 in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

With only 31 short weeks until the NFL draft, the Jaguars are already thinking about who to pick. Owner Wayne Weaver was quoted as saying the idea of drafting Tebow was "very compelling".

This is a bad idea no matter how you want to look at it.

Tebow is a hero in Florida, there's no doubt about that. But to draft a player as a business decision is something no team should ever consider doing.

No matter how popular a player is, the best thing a team can do to sell tickets is win. If you think there is a player available that could help your team more, that is the guy you have to pick.

Tebow is tremendous athlete. We all know that. But there is a lot of doubt about whether or not he can be a productive NFL quarterback.

According to some reports, Tebow may go in the first round. A guy who may or may not produce at the quarterback position is way too much of a risk to take in the first round. Especially with Names like Colt McCoy and Sam Bradford in the same draft class.

Even with all these great quarterbacks coming out, there is no real reason to replace their current quarterback. David Garrard had a down year last year, but the year before he was excellent in leading Jacksonville to the playoffs.

Now Tebow may become a productive tight end. But to spend a first round pick on a guy who needs to switch positions is a horrible idea.

If Tebow falls to Jacksonville in the second round, that may turn out to be a great pick for them. But to take Tebow in the first round is too much of a risk for a team that could be a serious contender in the coming years.