Broncos make surprising move at 25 to grab Florida QB Tim Tebow

The Broncos have themselves a QB, as they made a move that is controversial to say the least, making a number of deals including one final one with the Ravens to move up to take Florida QB Tim Tebow. One of the greatest, if not the greatest college QB’s of all-time went ahead of Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen. The 25th overall pick comes to Denver maybe with a shot to be an impact player in year one.

Here’s his scouting report from NFL Draft Countdown:

Strengths:
Good height and outstanding bulk — Terrific athleticism — Excellent strength — Arm is strong enough to make all the throws — Can throw on the run — Shows some elusiveness — Can buy time in the pocket and make plays with his legs — Powerful runner — Extraordinarily competitive — Tough as nails — Fantastic work ethic — Smart — Has a ton of experience against top-notch competition — Incredible leader.

Weaknesses:
Zero experience in a pro style offense — A long delivery and serious mechanical issues with his throwing motion — Has trouble throwing a tight spiral — Not overly accurate — Poor footwork — Will have to adjust to taking snaps from under center — Must learn how to read defenses and coverages — Marginal vision — Is too eager to run at times — Minor durability concerns — May have to learn a new position.

Notes:
A three-year starter for the Gators — Regarded as one of the greatest players in college football history — Helped lead Florida to two BCS National Championships — Became the first sophomore to ever win the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and was also a finalist in 2008 and 2009 — A three-time All-American (1st Team in 2007, 3rd Team in 2008 and 2nd Team in 2009) — Earned 1st Team All-SEC honors in 2007, 2008 and 2009 — A two-time winner of the Maxwell Award (2008 and 2009), given to the Collegiate Player of the Year — Winner of the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award in 2007 — Recipient of the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, given to the most outstanding senior student-athlete, in 2009 — Elected a captain by his teammates as a junior and senior — Became the only player in NCAA history to ever rush and pass for more than 20 touchdowns in a single season in 2007 — Extremely active in the community and works intensively with a wide assortment of charitable foundations — Has traveled to the Philippines for mission trips on a number of occasions — Could also project to Tight End, H-Back or Fullback at the next level — Physical style of play has led to his body taking quite a pounding over the years — Product of Urban Meyer’s spread system, which did little or nothing to prepare him for the pros — Has the physical tools to play quarterback in the NFL and intangibles are second to none but is basically a raw ball of clay at this point — A long-term project who will likely require at least 2-3 years of development but can contribute in other ways in the meantime — Will probably be selected earlier than he should be based on his impressive college résumé and absolutely impeccable character — Just might go down as the most controversial prospect in the history of the NFL Draft


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