2010 NFL Mock Draft: How Tim Tebow Will be a First Round Pick
The rumors of Tim Tebow range from him going in the first round, to falling to the fourth round.
To me, both scenarios are ridiculous.
Tebow should be a solid second or third round pick. He could provide a spark on offense for certain, established teams, and he could potentially become a starter under the right coach.
However, this article is about how Tebow will go in the first round.
There are many teams interested in the ex-gator, and if there is enough buzz and pressure on draft night, then some team may make the move to select Mr. Tebow.
No. 22: Jacksonville Jaguars from New England Patriots
The Jaguars are reported to be the No. 1 suitor for Tim Tebow.
But they do not want to spend their top 10 pick on him.
If the Jaguars will be making a move in the first round for Tebow, it will be later in the first round. The Patriots would probably be one of the most willing teams to deal their first round draft pick too.
They love collecting second round picks, and they could probably pick up quite a bit from this trade.
Look for the Jaguars to go defense with pick No. 10, and then possibly make a move later in the first round if the rumors start coming of Tebow falling off the board.
No. 22: New England Patriots
I know, I know, I just had the Patriots trading this pick to the Jauars, but as Lee Corso would say, "wait just a minute!"
The Patriots actually decide to keep pick No. 22, and they go with one of the most versatile players in the draft.
Bill Belichick is not one to back down from pure, raw talent, and Tebow definitely has both.
The Patriots would use Tebow as more of a situational player.
Remember last year's fourth and short play against the Colts? Insert Tim Tebow.
Tebow would be able to spread out the offense and either plow up the middle as a full back or drop back and throw a quick route.
Either way, the Patriots would be able to set up all new short down sets with Tebow, and he would be able to affect the game without even starting.
With the Patriots you just never know.
No. 18: Pittsburgh Steelers
With the recent development of the "Ben Roethlisberger saga" the Steelers decide to take a risk in the first round and nab Tebow off the board.
With the uncertain futures of Ben Roethlisberger and Charlie Batch, the Pittsburgh Steelers are at an interesting crossroad.
Do they trust Dennis Dixon if the Roethlisberger cannot play?
Will Roethlisberger play?
Can Charlie Batch stay healthy enough to be considered a viable option?
Well the Steelers will answer "no" to all of these questions come draft night.
Tebow would be able to provide similar escapability that Ben does already, and he would be able to adjust quickly to the Steeler's spread offense that they run so much.
Granted, this pick would be an absolute stretch, but in picking all first round possibilities for Tebow; this is one that theoretically could happen.
No. 30: Minnesota Vikings
This was one of the most popular picks early on in the year.
Vikings' fans loved the idea on bringing on Tebow to learn the offense for the future.
While it looks like Brett Favre will be returning next year to the Vikings, they are still not sold on Tavaris Jackson or Sage Rosenfelds for the future.
If the Vikings would decide to take Tebow, granted that he is available, they would use him as Florida did his freshman season.
That means giving him about five to 10 reps per game, mostly around the goal-line or in short yardage situations.
Tebow would be able to his superb versatility to either run, pass, or maybe even show off the patented jump pass.
The Vikings would groom Tebow as the future starting quarterback just like Florida did. Tebow would then easily be able to step in and succeed, especially with the great Viking's offense and defense.
The Bills Trade Up
The Buffalo Bills are currently a team without a quarterback.
With the uncertain futures of quarterbacks Brian Brohm and Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Bills are in desperate need of a quarterback.
If they decide to pass on Jimmy Clausen, or if he is taken before the Bills, then they may go with Tim Tebow in the late first round.
The Bills would need to trade up in order to land the Florida product, but if rumors of Tebow being taken later in the first round heat up, then the Bills may make a move.
This would probably be one of the worst situations that Tebow could find himself in. He would possibly start from day one, and this could really throw off all progression for him.
Tebow would be asked to be a leader, and currently, the Bills do not have the offense or defense to have a rookie quarterback succeed.