Tim Tebow Scouting Report

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Tim Tebow Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: SEC
School: Florida Gators
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #15
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 245 lbs.
Drafted 1.25 in 2010 by DEN

2010 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.72
Vertical jump38.5
Broad jump9'07
Three-cone drill6.66

2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Tim Tebow, QB, Florida

Tebow enjoyed another outstanding season in 2009 even though he did not score as many touchdowns and did not win any championships. He completed 213 of 314 passes (67.8 percent) for 2895 yards, 21 touchdowns, and five interceptions. His best passing performance of his entire college career came in a Sugar Bowl rout of Cincinnati in which Tebow went 31-of-35 for 482 yards and three scores. On the rushing side of things, Tebow racked up 910 yards on 14 carries and he found the endzone 14 times. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner did an especially impressive job of bouncing back from an early-season concussion sustained against Kentucky. While his ability to excel at the next level remains a question mark, there is no denying that Tebow is an extremely smart quarterback who rarely makes bad decisions. At 6'3 and 245 pounds, he is a load to bring down when he tucks it away and runs. He is deceptively nimble and elusive as well. Off the field, Tebow is as solid as they come; a team leader, humanitarian, and just about everything else. The question, of course, is if Tebow can become a serviceable dropback passer in the NFL. Urban Meyer's Florida offense put Tebow in ideal conditions to succeed, so it remains to be seen how he will respond in passing situations against NFL defenses. Tebow has no fear sitting in the pocket, but he needs to do a better job of feeling pressure. His delivery on passes also starts way too low and has to change before he can become an NFL quarterback (this is the most well-documented red flag). Defensive linemen will have a field day of knocking the ball out of his hand if he continues with this same throwing motion. Tebow will not be as good in the pros (after all, he was one of the best players in college football history), but he cannot be discounted either. He has had some good offseason workouts to the extent that he has been invited to the upcoming NFL Draft. A first-round selection is out of the question, but all bets are off after that.

Last Updated Mar-22-2010 by Ricky Dimon

43 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round


Posted by:
kalum 01/17/10 04:41 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

There are so many terrible Qbs with starting jobs in the NFL right now, that there is no reason Tebow shouldn't get a shot! #1. Picture-perfect mechanics doesn't always win football games. Determination, leadership and athletic ability DOES usually win football games. Tebow is more of an all-around athlete than most of the college players he played against, and I will go so far as saying that he is more of an all-around athlete than most of the players in the NFL. #2 People are taking a lot of credit away from NFL coaches. While some are worse than others, there is obviously a reason they have been hired to work in the NFL. They will help Tebow! They will teach him a pro-style offense--- Tebow is very coachable. People tend to forget that he was a dominant passing QB in high school. Urban Meyer turned him into a dominant rushing QB. His abilities can and will shine in the NFL.

Posted by:
goskins21 01/20/10 12:03 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Prediction: 2nd Round

I think Tebow will be an outstanding starting quarterback in the NFL. However, I think teams will overthink on him too much and pass him up in the first round due to his perceived inadequacies (mechanics). I see him going in the bottom end of the second round.

This guy is going to be a steal for whoever picks him in this position. He has intelligence, accuracy, size, durability, intangibles and quick feet. I agree that his mechanics need to be improved and he needs more of a pocket "feel" but like the above post mentioned Philip Rivers was scrutinized heavily for his mechanics and he is one of top 5 best QBs in the league right now. His release is slow as well, but I thought the same thing of Matt Ryan and he has had success in the NFL. hasnt he?

As far as his arm strength, has everyone else been watching a different QB than I have been? He has good arm strength. Granted he does not have a cannon, but he has enough arm strength to make every NFL throw that you need to make with plenty of zip, including the bomb, opposite hash out, and fades. This last bowl game I saw him make throws with plenty of zip on them all over the field which proved the strength of his arm. People who are doubting his arm strength are crazy! If anything I could see his accurateness being questioned more than his arm strength. This guy is going to be a fantastic pro.

Posted by:
flgator80 01/23/10 04:48 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Tim Tebow. Argueably the greatest college football player in the history of the sport. A two time national champ, and the first underclassmen to win the Heisman trophy. The man has just about done it all at the college level. What does he have in him for his second act. Well I dont know if it is going to be a good second act for Tim Tebow. As a person he is one on the most amazing I have seen, as a player outside of a taylor made Florida system I see many flaws. He has one of the oddest releases I have ever seen. He has never had to have good footwork, because he works out a spread. He was not the same player this year without Harvin and Louis Murphy on the outside. He has never had to truly read defenses. With that said Tebow has some positives. He is a supreme leader, who could make his team mates run through a mountain for him. He is accurate. He is very mobile. Finally he is Tim Tebow and he knows how to win. In the right system Tebow could have a solid if not spectacular career. If he is rushed on the field or just thrown into a system he will fall out of the league in three years.

Posted by:
irishdriver77 01/24/10 01:49 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

Tebow was a big and fast qb. Now i will be the first to say it. I HATE TEBOW !! Now saying that i think he is big and fast enough to be a goal-line quarter back but shouldn't be able to start as a premier nfl qb. when you say "Oh tebow is awesome, tebow is great" you have to think that even Kirk Herbstreit could do good agains Mississipi State University. Just don't think that he is a good enough pure bread qb to excel at the next level

Posted by:
jkk0752 01/25/10 06:06 PM
Prediction: 3rd Round

I'm a Gator fan so forgive the bias if any comes across. I'm attempting to look at this analytically.

Everything everyone has said before me makes sense. Tebow has been in a system which caters to his strengths. But I believe someone earlier said that the Spread Offense is more automated than any NFL offensive system. I don't agree with that but that's for another discussion.

Tebow may not make it in the NFL due to historical examples like Alex Smith. But don't rule him out strictly based on the NFL being different than college. Sure he may have been finely tuned to the spread offense but the kid is a quick learner and a competitor. During one year of off season conditioning, the Gator staff had to restrict him from benching more than his O and D linemen because he wanted to show them that as the team's leader he had to lead by example. That's just one example of many in his college career that he is ultra-competitive, a good leader, teammate and perfectionist.

Bottom line is that his mechanics can be worked on, he can learn a new system because he won't quit until he has it down to memory and he loves adversity and getting hit by defensive players. I'm certain he is listening to all the "noise" and making mental notes. In the face of adversity, this guy excels. I predict he'll go in the third round despite hype but be a lot better than most people are giving him credit for.

Posted by:
BucsGator75 02/12/10 05:05 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Tebow will never be a quarterback in the NFL. Nor will he be a first rounder.

Posted by:
lockhart985 02/14/10 11:34 AM
Prediction: 5th Round

Tebow will never be an NFL quarterback. He made a big mistake playing QB at the senior bowl.

Posted by:
lockhart985 02/14/10 11:36 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

No way he's a first round pick. He's maybe a second round pick. Maybe. Probably not. I can see the Pats taking a flier on him in the late second or early third round because BB will be interested in putting in a wildcat package. If he's ever going to be great in this league he's going to have to go through a transformation; the QB of a defense. If he moves to MLB then he can utilize his athleticism and leadership abilities to their fullest potential. As a QB he'll never be more than a specialty player and a 3rd stringer.

Posted by:
akryan 02/15/10 07:44 AM
Prediction: 2nd Round

All of you commenting on Tebow being horrible, but still listing him as a 2nd round pick give me a break! He is a winner, so throw the mechanics out the window. He might be a bust, but quit acting like you know how he will end up in the NFL. Vince Young throws sidearm too! I'll bet he will end up winning a Super Bowl!

Posted by:
B atch 02/15/10 10:52 PM
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