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Tebow in 2nd round?

Posted by Chris Brown on April 4, 2010 – 12:32 pm

Bills Hall of Famer Jim Kelly after having dinner with Tim Tebow, is impressed with what he thinks he can bring to an NFL team. As far as where to draft him if he was picking for the Bills is where it gets interesting.

Kelly told NFL.com’s Vic Carucci he wouldn’t mind suggesting taking Tebow with Buffalo’s 2nd round pick at 41.

He also raised the possibility at trading down at nine. Kelly however, also pointed out that he’s not a scout and can’t give an educated opinion on how Tebow’s game would translate to the NFL.

As much as Tebow has going for him, the bottom line as I see it is Tebow will not be a quality starter for just about any team as a rookie. The Bills have too many positional needs to use a first or second round pick on a player that’s not going to make an impact in year one.

Most people see Tebow as a player that will need time to develop (2-3 years). Buffalo’s roster needs starting caliber talent right now, especially with their first two picks. That’s not Tebow with all he is still undertaking in revamping his game.

Despite all that I think there are enough teams enamored with him that he’ll get drafted before Buffalo’s pick at 41. Hopefully for his career he can go to a team where he can continue to develop a passing delivery more suited to success in the NFL game, without having to worry about leading a team on the field as a rookie as well.


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