Tim Tebow is one of the most polarizing figures ever in the football world, and he hasn’t even played a down in the NFL yet. People either love him or hate him. Depending on who you are talking to, he’s either going to do great in the NFL or will be one of the biggest busts ever. He is one of the biggest stories going into the 2010 NFL Draft, surrounded by controversy and uncertainty. Some think he might go in the first round, others think he may drop to the third round or lower. The following are the three teams that I think are likely to draft him, and the reasons why.
There are a few reasons why Tim Tebow would be a good fit in Jacksonville. He’s a hometown hero that would sell lots of tickets and merchandise, and have a positive impact on the community. Quarterback also happens to be one of the positions they need to fill in the draft.
Now for the reasons why they might not draft him. They really haven’t shown much interest in him, but that might just be a ploy to throw other teams off. Another reason is they have no second round draft pick, only pick number 10 in the first round and the 74th overall in the third round. Tebow is very unlikely to fall to 74th so they will have to draft him with first round pick, or trade down and hope he’s still on the board.
Tim Tebow would be an interesting addition to the Miami Dolphins. He would make a great fit for their Wildcat formation and make it even more dangerous. He would also have the home state thing still going for him.
There are quite a few things that will likely prevent the Dolphins from drafting Tebow, however. They have several defensive needs to fill in the draft, and like the Jaguars, only have a first round pick and a third round pick. Quarterback isn’t a big need for them either.
This is my dark horse pick for who takes Tebow. They have made it clear that they are not interested in players that display questionable off-field behavior with the trade of Santonio Holmes to the Jets. Drafting Tim Tebow might be another message to Ben Roethlisberger that he is not immune to being sent packing like Holmes was.
Why the Steelers might not draft Tebow: picking at number 18, Tebow might not be on the board still. There is always the possibility of trading up, but who knows if the Steelers even want him.
Anything Can Happen In The Draft
Anything is possible, and Tebow may very well be taken by a team not mentioned here. He may go in the top 10, the bottom of the first round, or maybe even fall to the second or third round like his detractors say. All I know is it will be interesting, and I will be watching.
Update! See Denver Broncos Draft Tim Tebow with the 25th Overall Pick in the 2010 NFL Draft