On NBC’s Football Night in America, Peter King said he spoke to 17 NFL general managers about Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow. Asking them where they projected him being drafted, King said the average came out to No. 33 overall. However, two coaches of winning teams told King that he would not get past their pick in the first round.Throw the "average" stuff out, entirely because of that last point: As the saying goes, all it takes is one team. Maybe it's posturing -- standard NFL draft disinformation.
But maybe it is legit. And, despite the coach's penchant for secrecy and subterfuge, perhaps one of those coaches was Bill Belichick. (Although I'm sure Belichick wouldn't discuss Tebow draft strategy with Peter King for public consumption, even anonymously.) PFT seems to think it's Jacksonville and Minnesota.
I had a vision this morning that one of the two teams was the Saints; Sean Payton is innovative enough to deploy Tebow (although it's hard to imagine the scenario where Payton wants to replace Drew Brees with Tebow at QB -- maybe 5 years from now, however).
The fact remains: Tim Tebow continues to prove himself to be the No. 1 storyline of the 2010 NFL Draft.