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Posted Jan. 14, 2010
Tim Tebow at the Senior Bowl
There might not be a more debated prospect over a long period of time than Florida signal caller Tim Tebow. Two years ago, Walter and I went at it in the Great Tim Tebow Debate - and Draft Day will determine who is right and who was so very wrong.
Tebow's game can't be broken down any more than it already has been, and in my opinion, he has absolutely no chance to make it as a quarterback in the NFL.
However, NFL teams don't really care what I think unless Colts general manager Bill Polian is a frequent visitor of WalterFootball.com (and I'm leaning slightly that he isn't) since even Polian doesn't think Tebow is a pro quarterback.
This blog is about Tebow's recent decision to play in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, making it one of the most popular Senior Bowl weeks in this past decade.
I searched "Tim Tebow" and "Senior Bowl" in the News section on Google, and it's amazing how many Web outlets reported it. He is the hot topic and all the cameras will be on him.
Tim Tebow: Say goodbye to any chance you had of being a first-round draft pick.
Everything Tebow can be knocked for will be on display in Mobile. His biggest drawback will be his poor passing mechanics, and his inaccuracy will be on display. He won't be throwing to wide open receivers in drills, and just like Pat White last year, I anticipate him overthrowing a lot of receivers.
His footwork will be greatly exposed. Teams will nitpick his release just like they did with Andre' Woodson. He has no experience taking snaps under center.
I projected Tebow to play in Mobile because deep down I believed Tebow is a great competitor who will want to prove everybody wrong, but from an NFL Draft decision standpoint, it is a very poor one.
I think Tebow will be drafted in the second round, and if he does go through with playing in Mobile, I'm just not confident at all that he will be drafted at any point in the first round despite the hype.