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Tim Tebow (QB)
  • Height:
    6'3"
  • Weight:
    236 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    31 3/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 1/8 in.
  • College:
    Florida
  • Conference:
    SEC
Featured Prospects
Selected by: Denver Broncos
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 25 (25)
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Pick Analysis: Josh McDaniels continues to place himself in the midst of controversy with his draft day decisions. By selecting Tim Tebow, the Broncos opted to bypass on Jimmy Clausen in favor of a quarterback more adept at running a spread offense. While critics will talk about Tebow's quirky mechanics and throwing motion, his character profile is in line with McDaniels' desire to create a strong locker room rooted in team-first principles. In addition, the presence of Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn ensures that Tebow will have the opportunity to fully develop as a passer before he takes the field in a season or two.

Overview

Tebow is arguably one of the best college quarterbacks of all time. He has won a lot of games over the years as he is a perfect fit for Urban Meyer’s offensive system. He will need a lot of retraining when he gets to an NFL camp as he plays out of the shotgun formation and will need a lot of work on dropping from center and setting up in the pocket while reading coverage schemes. He has a strong arm but his accuracy has been inconsistent over the years as he often ends up throwing the ball when on the move. He is not generally real quick to pull the trigger once he decides where he wants to throw the ball.


Strengths

Tebow has the size and bulk to hold up at the next level. Is a highly-competitive player. Exhibits rare character on and off the field. Is athletic enough to pick up tough yards with his legs. Was extremely productive in college. Possesses very good arm strength. Is a winning football player.

Weaknesses

Tebow really struggles with his accuracy. Release is far to slow to fit balls into spots against NFL defensive backs. Release point and mechanics (elongated, wind-mill delivery which comes out too low) likely need to be altered. Was not asked to run through pro-style progressions and struggled reading defenses, especially those with NFL concepts, in college.

Grade

8.0

 

Video Playlist

  • Tebow interview

    Published: April 23, 2010 at 10:54 p.m.

    Tim Tebow checks in from Broncos headquarters as he prepares for life in the NFL.

  • Tebow a first-rounder

    Published: April 22, 2010 at 10:40 p.m.

    The Broncos select Florida QB Tim Tebow with the 25th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

  • Tim Tebow interview

    Published: April 22, 2010 at 10:28 p.m.

    Scott Hanson talks with QB Tim Tebow moments after he's drafted by the Broncos.

  • Tebow draft party

    Published: April 22, 2010 at 04:24 p.m.

    Find out how Tim Tebow spends his time just hours before the 2010 NFL Draft kicks off.

  • 2010 Draft Vignettes - Tim Tebow, Florida

    Published: April 13, 2010 at 12:46 p.m.

    A look at NFL draft prospect Florida quarterback Tim Tebow.

  • Tim Tebow interview

    Published: April 20, 2010 at 09:02 p.m.

    Rich Eisen interviews Tim Tebow about his feelings leading up to the NFL Draft.

  • First Draft: Tim Tebow

    Published: March 26, 2010 at 03:30 p.m.

    Get to know one of the greatest players in college football history, Tim Tebow.

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