Scouting Report-Tebow has been the undisputed leader of one of the best teams in College football the past 4 years, and one of the most productive players in the history of college football. In terms of a draft prospect, you have to look at the system Tebow has played in, which is very similar to the one Alex Smith, Niners QB played in, and wonder if he can make the transition. In terms of intangibles, Tebow is overflowing. He's got all the poise, confidence, and leadership you expect from a franchise quarterback. He's got a good arm, and is able to make most NFL caliber throws. He doesn't need to make much in the way of reads but shows good poise in the pocket, and obviously he can make plays with his legs. The biggest thing Tebow does wrong is he has really bad footwork. He doesn't set up for his throws, looks awkward when forced to drop back, and often doesn't step into throws. In short and intermediate throws, he doesn't throw a very catchable ball.
Draft Status-In a draft that looks to have 4 or 5 big time quarterbacks vying for the top spot, Tebow is going to have his work cut out for him. He's almost a lock to be a first round pick, on intangibles and his cache' alone. There are enough teams desperate for a spark to their franchise, that adding the fiery Tebow makes a lot of sense. His offseason will be huge, as he'll need to show NFL franchise he can play in a traditional offense.
Final Analysis-I'd love to sit here and bash Tebow and say he'll be a fullback in the NFL, but that's just not the case. He may never be an elite NFL signal caller, but there's no doubt he's a quarterback, and will be drafted as such. Just when you think he can't be a quarterback he makes some big plays in the passing game. But be warned, any team that drafts Tebow had better be prepared to either sit him, and give him several seasons to prepare, or take him for what he is, and use him as a situational player rather than an every down player.
Reminds me of: A beefed up, less polished version of Steve Young. I'm not sure if Tebow has the capacity to learn all he'll need to, to be a player like Young was, but his athleticism, and intangibles are very similar.
Red Flags: Offensive System
Scouting Report written by Curt Popejoy