2010 NFL Draft: Tim Tebow Watch: Which Team In The First Round Is a Fit?
With reports from the Tim Tebow camp that Tebow has been contacted by an NFL team in the top 15 and "guaranteed" to fall no lower than 15, talk is heating up about the Florida star quarterback going to a number of teams.
With just under two hours remaining until the Tebow Watch begins it's official countdown to being drafted, NFL Soup takes a look at which teams could be serious about going after Tebow in the top 15 picks.
St. Louis Rams
Like many teams, they might like Tebow, but there's no way they'll spend the top overall pick on him. Since Cleveland is rumored to still be trying to trade for the top pick, it's not impossible for the Rams to grab Tebow if they trade down.
But in all reality, Sam Bradford or Jimmy Clausen are the only realistic picks at quarterback for the Rams.
Possibility Grade: F
Washington is another team that has reportedly at least talked about trading down, and despite having Donovan McNabb on their roster, they could still think about drafting Tebow. However, if they stick at four (which they probably will), they're either taking Russel Okung or Eric Berry-guaranteed.
Possibility Grade: D
Seattle has Matt Hasselbeck and Charlie Whitehurst to fight over their starting quarterback gig, so adding a project like Tebow would only add to the excitement.
It's not impossible, but the Seahawks have way too many other needs, and they're no unbearably thin at quarterback like several other passer-needy teams.
Possibility Grade: C-
Aside from the still-live possibility that the Browns trade up and steal the top pick in the draft, there is a decent chance they are taking a long, hard look at Tebow.
They have Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace to hold the fort down until Tebow is ready, while they also have to be slighty worried that Colt McCoy won't be around when they pick again in the second.
Judging by Mike Holmgren's less than glowing reviews of Jimmy Clausen, the Notre Dame product doesn't figure to be an option.
Possibility Grade: C
Oakland knows all too well what it's like to draft a project quarterback, so logically, they'd have to pass. Then again, this is an Al Davis-led organization we're talking about here.
Possibility Grade: B-
Chan Gailey has never been quiet about his desire to have his offense lead by an athletic, versatile quarterback. Tebow fits the bill (pun intended).
Besides, the Bills still have Trent Edwards, so Tebow can learn for a year or two behind him, or possibly Michael Vick if the Bills want to bring in a veteran.
Possibility Grade: B+
Starting with the Raiders, it gets more and more possible that a team reaches and takes a chance on Tebow, and it gets even more realistic here.
Tebow is watching the NFL Draft with his family in Jacksonville. Coincidence? We think not.
Possibility Grade: A
Josh McDaniels traded for Brady Quinn, true, but if Tebow is here, he'll think about it, almost certainly.
Tebow is a smart, athletic, versatile leader who has intangibles that cannot be taught. If McDaniels has as big of an ego as most people think he does, he very well might draft Tebow here and deem him his supreme project player.
Possibility Grade: B-
It took a few months after the 2009 season for Tony Sparano to finally commit to Chad Henne as the team's starting quarterback, which could mean they aren't completely behind him in Miami.
They also aren't high on Pat White as a quarterback option, and have openly placed Tyler Thigpen on the trading block.
All quiet messages that they want the "real" Wildcat quarterback, and that they'll draft Tebow? They need help on defense, so probably not, but then again, you just never know.
Possibility Grade: C+
San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers have Alex Smith and David Carr, and already have a project in Nate Davis. Unless Jimmy Clausen drops here (who they also reportedly suddenly have no interest in), they're not taking a quarterback.
Possibility Grade: D-
If Seattle doesn't take Clausen or Tebow the first time around, they'll get to think about it again. Considering Tebow's camp says Tebow should be in the top 15, this is the last possible landing spot, as the next pick (New York Giants) have no need for him.
It's unlikely, but it's not impossible.
Possibility Grade: C-
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