Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Coughlin shows up to watch Tebow
By Dan Graziano
I expected all of the NFC East teams to be represented at Florida's pro day Wednesday, but it was a bit surprising to actually see Giants coach Tom Coughlin make an appearance to watch Tim Tebow. Here's the breakdown from ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
Apparently Tebow was good enough Wednesday to convince the NFL to invite him to New York for the draft next month. As we've seen, things can get a little awkward when players in attendance have to linger in the green room. And I haven't seen a single mock draft that has Tebow going in the first round. Perhaps Tebow will wait until Friday evening to stop by.
But back to the Giants. Why would Coughlin be in Gainesville, Fla., for a pro day when he has Eli Manning, the immortal Jim Sorgi and Rhett Bomar on the roster? Well, maybe he wanted to see that new delivery for himself. I think we're about to see Tebow come roaring up draft boards. It's not like the Giants are going to take him at No. 15, but I wouldn't rule them out of trying to land him on Friday of the draft. And don't think the presence of Rex Grossman in Washington will prevent Mike Shanahan from taking a long look at Tebow.