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Kiper has Tebow to Bills in 2nd

Posted by Chris Brown on April 7, 2010 – 11:37 am

Appearing on a national conference call Wednesday, ESPN’s Mel Kiper was asked where he could see Tim Tebow coming off the board and he doesn’t have him going in round one.

“Tebow’s a two,” said Kiper. “Sure it’s possible he goes late in the first round. There was a time when I thought he was a late first-round pick, there was a time when I thought he was a third-round pick. But now when it has all settled out I have him as a second-round pick and I have him going to Buffalo at 41, especially if the Bills pass on a quarterback at nine and I have indications they will (pass).”

It’s an interesting take that Kiper has on where the Bills will go in round two. I maintain that with all the positional holes the Bills have that they need to land instant starters with their first two picks, and Tebow might not be ready to start for a year or two.

Naturally the Bills brass could have a much different opinion, but knowing Tebow is probably not going to be a starter in 2010 in the NFL I hesitate to consider him a first or second round pick for Buffalo. For a team that might not have to put him on the field in year one he could be a first or second round pick. For the Bills though I’m not as certain.

It’s not that I don’t doubt Tebow could be a successful NFL QB, but with the general consensus being that he’ll need a year or two in the NFL practice setting before he’s ready to start, I don’t know if it’s worth it for the Bills to invest a high pick in him knowing how much they need help in a lot of positions right now.


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