2010 NFL Draft: Broncos Draft QB Tim Tebow Before Colt McCoy, Jimmy Clausen

Daniel KablackCorrespondent IIIApril 23, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 01:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators stands on the field 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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A lot of people didn't think that Tim Tebow was a first-round draft pick.

But the Denver Broncos must have seen something in him that most experts didn't.

With the 21st pick in the 2010 NFL draft the Denver Broncos decided to take the two-time BCS National Champion Tim Tebow from Florida.

Tebow had worked out with the Denver Broncos during the offseason and obviously impressed the team enough to pick him in the first round.

"I think I was blessed with some great [Broncos'] quarterback coaches, three workouts a day, trying to improve and getting the team to believe in me."

When Tebow was asked how he got the Bronco's, and particularly Broncos' head coach Josh McDaniels attention, he pointed out some similarities.

"He's a great coach and really believes and stands for that [hard work] and that's the kind of person I am as well."

The Baltimore Ravens decided to trade their 21st pick to the Denver Broncos in exchange for later picks in the third-round.

The Broncos having already drafted Georgia Tech WR Demaryius Thomas with the 22nd pick in the first-round seemed to be willing to risk their second first-round pick on the controversial quarterback.

Though Tebow is physically ready to play football in the NFL, it's likely he will have to work on playing in a new type of offense, which he claims he will have no problem with.

"I was asked to do something at Florida," Tebow tells reporters after hearing the announcement of getting drafted by the Broncos.

"I was asked to run a certain style of offense, I was asked to run a certain style of plays and we were somewhat successful with that," the excited Tebow told reporters.

Critics still believe he will have issues moving to the pro-style game, as well as needed work on his throwing mechanics and delivery.

Does he have what it takes to begin calling plays in the NFL?

Probably not...yet.

Likely he will remain back-up through his first season as the Denver roster currently holds Kyle Orton, Brady Quinn and Tom Brandstater, but he will have plenty of time to accomplish what he believes he needs to.

"I'm going to do whatever I'm asked to do and accomplish the things I'm asked to accomplish."

With his amazing college career, how can you not believe him?

Daniel Kablack is the Senior NFL Analyst and Big East Correspondent forΒ mySportsChat.com

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