2010 NFL Draft: Are The New England Patriots and Tim Tebow a Good Fit?

Phil Shore@@PShore15Correspondent IMarch 27, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 28: Quarterback Tim Tebow of Florida runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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The NFL Draft is fast approaching. The New England Patriots have four picks in the first two rounds of what is considered a fairly deep pool.

Some positions the Patriots need help at include the secondary, pass rushing defensive linemen and/or linebackers, and tight end.

One player that Head Coach Bill Belichick likes, however, is quarterback Tim Tebow.

Tebow is arguably one of the best college football players of all time as well as being the most publicized prospect in the draft.

Would the Patriots and Tebow be a good fit, though?

New England would be a great spot for Tebow to land.

The Patriots already have a starting quarterback, the one and only Tom Brady, so Tebow would have time to sit, learn, and develop.

The man he would be learning from would also be one of the top two quarterbacks in the league. Brady would take a ton of attention away from Tebow. He also went through a period of time when people thought he couldn't be an NFL starting quarterback either.

There are advantages for the Patriots to select him as well.

One of Tebow's strengths is his ability to run the football. Currently, Brady isn't much of a mobile player and, sometimes, neither are the Pats running backs. Tebow would add a dimension to the team that they don't currently possess.

Tebow is a quality locker room guy. Known for his mission trips, Tebow is a good kid who would not be a disruption in the locker room, would listen to Belichick, and would not embarrass the organization.

Also, Brady is getting older, and his contract, unless it gets extended, is up at the end of the season. A good backup and eventual replacement would be needed, and Tebow would fit the bill.

The big problem in selecting Tebow is that, currently, he is projected to be taken within the first two rounds of the draft. The Patriots have a number of positions, especially on defense, that need to be upgraded. To use up one of their four picks in the first two rounds on a backup quarterback would be irresponsible.

Tebow would be a prize for any team that selects him. He would fit in very nicely with the Patriots.

Still, it is unlikely he will be selected by New England, as the team has too many spots on the field that need to be improved.


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