Apparently Tim Tebow had a really bad first practice at the Senior Bowl. Since I have a disproportionate amount of Florida State Seminoles fans who read this site, I thought I would toss in the juicy bits below.
But when he showed up Monday for the first day of heavy scrutiny at the Senior Bowl, all the old alarm bells started ringing at maximum volume — Tebow reportedly flubbed his first snap from center, and it only got uglier from there:
Performing drills with fellow South team quarterbacks Zac Robinson of Oklahoma State and Jarrett Brown of West Virginia, Tebow fumbled the ball at least twice while taking snaps under center.
Later in team drills, Tebow fell into his same old habits â€” holding onto the ball too long, locking onto receivers and throwing wobbly passes.
The scouts noticed.
"He looks like the third QB out there," one NFC South talent evaluator said.
Of course, the two QBs in front of him, Robinson and Brown, also come from shotgun-based spread schemes that featured a steady dose of quarterback-as-runner, and former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach — as prominent an acolyte of the "college spread" as you can find — hilariously mocked the NFL mantra when his prolific protegÃ©, Graham Harrell, met with failing grades from the scouts last spring. ("How could you possibly look yourself in the mirror and consider yourself an NFL coach and not be able to teach a guy to run back three steps, five steps and seven steps? I can teach a child that!")
So start your Tim Tebow comparisons now to other highly touted QBs who could not play in the NFL (or in the CFL for that matter). The easy one is to Steve Spurrier but feel free to add your own. That being said, according to the NFL Network, most teams have him between a first and third round pick, depending on how much value they place on having a wildcat quarterback (it worked well in Philly last year didnâ€™t it).