Monday, April 19, 2010

NFL Tebow: Visiting Broncos Today?

I recognize that the Broncos bringing Tim Tebow in for a workout today -- three days before the 1st round of the NFL Draft -- indicates that Denver is very interested in him.

And yet: The reason I don't list the Broncos anywhere among my most likely Tebow draft scenarios is their draft positions -- No. 11 overall and Nos. 43 and 45 in the 2nd round.

Let's just assume that they won't take him at No. 11. Meanwhile, I think Tebow will be gone by 43.

Now, Denver could package the 43 and 45 to move up to the top of the 2nd round... perhaps even to the back of the 1st round? But why would they trade 2 quality players for 1, even if they love Tebow?

Doesn't seem to make sense for a re-building team, especially one that just traded for a QB of the future (Brady Quinn).

This is a ton of interest, but circumstantially it just doesn't seem to make sense.

Chris Mortenson thinks the Broncos will be "very very active" in the Draft -- maybe this means packaging those two 2nd-rounders (or maybe a combo of one of the 2nd-rounders plus some later-round picks) to move up to the back of the 1st or early 2nd to get Tebow. Or, alternatively, they trade out of No. 11 and back further in the 1st round, where they take Tebow.

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