Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Patriots an attractive Tebow team
ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay was impressed with what he saw of Tim Tebow at the University of Florida's pro day.
Wednesday was the first time Tebow had shown off his modified throwing motion since a lackluster showing at the Senior Bowl in January.
McShay was on site in Gainesville, Fla., and gave a favorable review of Tebow's tweaked throwing motion. McShay thought it was more compact and liked Tebow's footwork.
In discussing Tebow's performance with ESPN reporter Tom Rinaldi, McShay mentioned the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts as teams that would be good fits because of the following criteria:
- An established quarterback on the roster.
- A creative offense.
- An appreciation of versatility.
In another video segment, ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi said Patriots coach Bill Belichick would be a good candidate to take a chance on Tebow. The Patriots own three second-round draft picks, and Belichick has a track record for rolling the dice on outside-the-box prospects such as Stephen Neal and Julian Edelman.