2010 NFL Draft: When Will the Lovers Come to Their Senses on Tim Tebow?

Old AccountSenior Writer IMarch 27, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 01:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators looks on after defeating the Cincinnati Bearcats 24-51 during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisana Superdome on January 1, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The 2010 NFL Draft is less than a month away. Individual workouts with teams and players have begun getting scheduled, and more hype surrounds the top ten overall picks.

Another talk of the draft has been Tim Tebow, who put one of the best college careers of any player.

Not only was he a contributor to two National Championships, but shattered both rushing and passing records within the famous South Eastern Conference.

There is no denying his dominance at the college game, but why do people see so much inย  him as an NFL prospect?

Projected as a second to fourth round pick by most scouts, Tebow is receiving much more love than some of the top prospects in this years class.

Rumors have it of him ending up in Jacksonville with the tenth overall selection. Some even believe the Browns and others may take him in the early second round.

The National Football League even extended Tebow an invite to this years NFL "green room," where the top prospects are normally invited.

Add in the love station known as ESPN, which talks about Tim Tebow as much as they do Brett Favre during the NFL season.

And the question still remains: What has he done to deserve all of this publicity?

Are the fans of Florida and Tim Tebow still believing he will be a great quarterback in the National Football League? Go ask Jason White and Tim Couch, and see what response they give you.

Coming into the beginning of the combine and NFL workouts, Tebow had questions to fill.

The most important technique was his throwing motion. Could he improve his motion in such short time? Though he did not show off the skills at the Combine, Tebow did flash his skills at his Pro Day in Gainesville.

I must say, despite the point of this article, I was impressed of him accomplishing this within a five week span.

I saw a brand new motion that looked as if it needed some work, but obviously can improve in time.

However, his motion still lacked a huge component, throwing the deep ball. This always stood as a problem with Tebow while he was in college, but was able to win without the use of it.

In the NFL, that shall greatly change.

Thus, the only shot I give him of being a successful quarterback in this league is either being drafted by the Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, or the Washington Redskins.

Sitting on the bench for two or three years behind Peyton Manning, Bill Belichick, or Mike Shanahan is the best option for him.

Tebow needs to learn from the elite professors of this league if anyone wants to see him be a force at the next level.

Tebow must realize how the game of football is changing into a pass happy league. All 32 teams want to be sure of their quarterback, but I can't see Tebow being the answer if he does not fall under the right system.

But for now, everyone needs to come to their senses. The football world is over hyping Tim Tebow with a great deal, which is not good for him in any sense.

I will always respect him as a college player, as it was a very exciting time to see him play (heck, I even voted Tebow to win the Hiesman this past season).

So for all the lovers out there, it is time to recognize who the real Tim Tebow. Not the former Florida quarterback, but the prospect who is trying to at least make a name for himself to NFL executives everywhere in this years draft.

Matt Miselis is an NFL writer for BleacherReport.com. He will be covering the 2010 NFL Draft for the next month, with weekly coverage on the big event.

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