NFL scouts are already giving up on Tim Tebow

1/29/10 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Tim Tebow is the hottest topic in the Senior Bowl practices, and scouts are watching him like a hawk, evaluating his pro prospects. As we've already discussed, some of them are... well... not so high on Tebow's pro potential at the QB position. And it's only getting worse. Some of them are actually giving up on Tebow altogether as a QB.

One NFC scout:
"I actually don't think he's that hard to evaluate at all. To me, he's just not a very good quarterback prospect. Now, if you want to rework his mechanics, his release, try to improve his accuracy, then you see a guy with this big frame that can throw. He's a big-time project, no doubt."

ESPN director of college scouting Todd McShay:
"He can't play quarterback in the NFL, I'm convinced of it. From his delivery to his footwork to his accuracy, you have to absolutely strip him down and build him back up. And it's too late."

The crazy part is that he might not end up being that desirable at another position either. According to the AFC scouting director:
"If you put him at another position, he wouldn’t be an elite athlete. As a quarterback, he’s a really good athlete and strong and physical. But if you say, ‘OK, how’s he compared to the running backs out there?’ He’s not more athletic than any of the running backs out there and he’s certainly not more athletic than a lot of great tight ends."

I'm sure there's a place for Tim Tebow somewhere in the NFL. But he's going to have to work hard to find a place.
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