by Joe Fortenbaugh
March 17, 02010
Whether or not Tim Tebow’s new throwing motion has improved his ability to play the quarterback position remains to be seen. But there is one skill the former Florida QB possesses that remained constant Wednesday morning—the guy can draw a crowd.
Approximately 3,000 fans showed up to watch the former Heisman Trophy winner work out for NFL personnel at Florida’s pro day on Wednesday. And with another step in the draft process out of the way, Tebow’s next challenge may involve taking on the Big Apple.
Per a report from Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com, Tebow has landed an invite to New York City for April’s NFL draft.
It’s no surprise that the league would want college football’s most popular player in attendance during this year’s draft—which has been moved to prime time on Thursday (round 1) and Friday (rounds 2-3).
What is somewhat surprising is that after watching quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Brady Quinn sit around uncomfortably for hours in front of the cameras as they waited to be drafted, the NFL would consider putting Tebow—who isn’t considered to be a top-15 pick—in that same position.
But here’s the catch. According to a recent report from Alex Marvez of FoxSports, the NFL may want to have some players likely to be drafted at the beginning of the second round in attendance for the cameras—since round two kicks off on Friday night.
Whether he gets drafted in the first round or the second, you can bet that just like at the Senior Bowl, combine and Florida’s pro day, lots of people will be very interested in watching.
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