Skip to comments.Broncos trade around, pick Tebow at No. 25
Posted on 04/22/2010 8:09:35 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
Rams take Oklahomas Bradford at No. 1; four Big 12 players chosen first
NEW YORK - The Big 12, led by Oklahoma, kicked off a big party for itself at Radio City Music Hall in the first prime-time NFL draft Thursday night.
Tim Tebow had a grand time, too, breaking into the first round at No. 25 to Denver. The selection of the Florida quarterback, the mystery man of this draft, drew the loudest reaction a mix of cheers and boos from the audience.
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Will he be a successful NFL proto-type QB? We will see.
Lots of immature “Gator Haters” out there who forget that it is just a game. Tim will be a good fit at Denver, and he doesn’t even have to change his team colors!
Go Gators and God bless Tim Tebow!
Draft took place in NYC. Do some of those people need a reason to boo?
He is a nice guy for sure, but him being picked before McCoy and Clausen is strange.
They didnt boo, really?
Amen, Mr. Jazzy. As a Gator Mom, I am very happy for Tim. I pray the good Lord blesses him always and that he play a great game with the Broncos. Great human being and a great christian man.
With the exception of the Raiders, the league is becoming more and more “thug averse” and is avoiding potential PR nightmares. Besides, what good is a player that is suspended for drugs, DUI, beating his girlfriend, fighting in the club, etc.
McCoy is definitely curious, but Clausen - to me - just doesn't seem durable (and I'm a ND alumn). I wonder if that played into their decisions. McCoy is coming off an injury too, so maybe it plays there as well.
I want him to succeed, and I don’t want the Broncos to succeed. Must. Trade. Tebow.
Curious why the Broncos thought they had to trade up that far to get him.
I agree - watching Clausen this season made me wonder if he would live up to the hype come draft time. I'll bet he was surprised not to go in the first round.
My son is finishing his fourth year at ND, and will be moving out of Morrissey Manor in a couple of weeks. He's in the School of Architecture, so will be back one more year.
First is he is a practicing Christian.
Second is that there is great doubt he can be a successful NFL QB. I think perhaps some fans would have been easier had he been a later round selection. Lower risk, higher reward if he worked out.
I like him as a person. If a team were going to take a risk at QB he is the logical choice. Good character, highly motivated. Has some natural athletic talent. Questionable if he can learn the skills well enough to be above average at the position but I have no doubt he’ll give 100% of his effort. I’m not sure I would have picked him in the first round but he is someone I can root for to succeed. Especially because it would upset Mel Kiper.
Doubt they were booing Tebow. They should be booing Denver - #25 is WAY too high for someone with Tebow’s talent. Not good value for that pick.
This was a huge reach. It’s perplexing. He’ll end up as an H-Back. That’s a lot to give for an H-Back.
Oh, good for him. They have a great (and underrated) architecture program. My undergrad is from somewhere else, but I'm an NDLAW alumn.
Why was he booed? You DO realize the draft was in New York City don’t you?
Yeah, someone else pointed that out. But, if you watched the telecast, you could tell he was booed at least a little more than others. Do people in NYC even care about college football, other than the gambling degenerates?
Hopefully he'll prove all the critics wrong (I don't think he's an NFL style qb either) and light up the league. He's a fine Christian man and could be a great example to countless people.
Tebow is Snake Stable without the women and DUIs.
Big 12 dominates!
1 Sam Bradford SOONER!
2 Suh Nebraska
3 Gerald McCoy SOONER!
4-6 Trent Williams SOONER!
i booed not at tim, but at the team who picked him!! boo broncos!! of all the teams, they were the last team we wish would have picked him :(
i 100% agree!! love tim, but hate the broncos :(
Denver is now at the same point Washington was last year. They have a clueless coach and front office that is hell bent on destroying the team. Tebow, while being a fantastic person and athlete, falls into the category of a guy without a position.
You can map the Broncos first year under McDaniels directly to Zorn’s first year with the Redskins, start off great and then die. Denver will be lucky to win 6 games this year in the woefully inept AFC West.
the conventional wisdom repeated by the secular media today is that it was a reach....Tebow’s numbers say otherwise
Player Comp. Att. Pct. Yards YPA TD INT Rating*
Player A 851 1,354 62.85 11,201 8.27 90 33 100.93
Player B 825 1,232 66.96 8,772 7.12 76 37 95.60
Player C 841 1,383 60.81 10,286 7.44 84 36 93.15
Player D 493 797 61.86 6,625 8.31 52 21 99.04
Player E 564 986 57.20 7,731 7.84 51 33 85.72
Player F 661 985 67.11 9,286 9.43 88 15 120.72
Player A is Peyton Manning. He played for Tennessee in the SEC and was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1998 draft.
Player B is Tim Couch. He played for Kentucky in the SEC and was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1999 draft.
Player C is Eli Manning. He played for Ole Miss in the SEC and was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2004 draft.
Player D is JaMarcus Russell. He played for LSU in the SEC and was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 draft.
Player E is Matt Stafford. He played for Georgia in the SEC and was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 draft.
And, finally, Player F is Tim Tebow.
As a long time Broncos fan, while I appreciate Shanahans offensive mind, he won Super Bowls with Dan Reeves picks. After those picks departed the team character and success declined. McDaniels is taking the team in a completely different direction, something that needed to be done. Cutler was a baby, Marhsall a wanna-bee Owens.
Tebow was a good pick. Character and leadership, something Cutler/Marshal didn’t have and is critical to a teams success.
Good Luck to Tim, he seems to be a guy that welcomes the adversity, God knows he has enough critics. As far as, McCoy and Clausen, I’d take Tebow over either.
My house hold is pure Seminole, but we all were watching breathlessly to see where Tebow went, and we we were hoping for the best. Tebow has the potential to make an impact on much more than sports. Like John Gruden said, Tebow has skill and he has character, something that is often lacking in professional sports. Personally, I think Tebow will excel where ever he goes. I thought it would good to see him go to the Vikings and get to work with another man of character - Bret Favre.
You are right. Tebow learning from Farve? Awesome.
If anyone could accurately predict which college quarterbacks would be successful in the NFL 50% of the time, they’d be very rich.
It’s always a crap shoot.
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