NFL Draft: Tim Tebow's Ploy To Be Overdrafted Is Working

Adam RadAnalyst IFebruary 26, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 01:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators stands on the sidelines during the Allstate Sugar Bowl against the Cincinnati Bearcats at the Louisana Superdome on January 1, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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We all know the story. Tim Tebow, love him or hate him, is one of the most decorated players in college football history. He has two national championships, won the Heisman Trophy as a sophomore and just about every other award for an offensive player you could imagine.

He is a devoted Christian and the only draft prospect to be featured in a Super Bowl advertisement. He has the most marketability of any college player this game has ever seen. Quite frankly, he could never play a down in the NFL but will still be talked about for a long time.

He is the most scrutinized player in this draft class. There is no doubt about his productivity and intangibles–both are amazing.

However, he comes from a system hasn't produced a decent NFL quarterback. The Senior Bowl was a classic example of how far Tebow has to come. His footwork definitely needs work and his elongated release has been rammed into our brains by draft analysts. He looked awkward taking snaps directly under center because it's something he never did at college.

Now, all of a sudden, Tim Tebow has been working on a new delivery that he will unveil on Florida's Pro Day. That is great and all, but why should we be so impressed?

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Tim Tebow is not going to see a pass rush in his workout. The rush is going to come extremely fast when he goes to the NFL.

Tebow is going to have to show that he will not break down mechanically when the pressure gets in his face.

Also, he's not going to scramble like he did at college. Yes, he is a big QB with running ability, but the size and athleticism of defenders is going to match up with him.

Look, I respect Tim Tebow and think he is doing himself a favor by tweaking his delivery. However, we can't judge him until he's in real-time action.

He will definitely get overdrafted because of the hype, but you can't blame him. Anyone would love to have even scratched the surface of his accomplishments.

But, as history tells us, college accomplishments can only take you so far in the NFL.

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