Fact is, nobody knows how Tebow will do in the pros.
There are too many unknown variables. Nobody knows where he'll be picked, or what pressure he'll be under to play immediately. Nobody knows who his coach will be, or the level of his surrounding talent. That stuff matters, more than many I-told-you-so scouts want to admit.
The knocks against Tebow -- that he has a slow release, doesn't read defenses quickly, and played in an offense that doesn't translate to the pros -- are the same things scouts once said about Steve Young and Mark Brunell, the two quarterbacks most analogous to Tebow. Those guys had great college careers and were panned before coming into the pros. They were lucky to be drafted by quarterback gurus (Bill Walsh and Mike Holmgren) who believed in them and invested in their success. Despite what many close-minded scouts will lead you to believe, a quarterback can actually, you know, improve in the pros.
The Tebow of today will not be the Tebow of 2013, if he enters the right situation. I'm not advocating Tebow as a top-10 pick -- or even a first-rounder. He's got potential, and you can't dismiss him so quickly. If Tebow is drafted by an open-minded quarterback guru like Mike Shanahan, Norv Turner, Bill Belichick or Josh McDaniels -- a patient teacher who will make Tebow his pet project -- how can you believe any scout who says he doesn't have a chance to turn out?
See the whole thing here. Very interesting perspectives.
By the way, Only Gators has a comprehensive round-up of all of the various things that the "experts" have been saying about Tebow this week. Definitely worth a look.