Daily mailbag: Tebow as a tight end?

March, 3, 2010
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You sent a fair amount of a feedback on Tuesday's Tim Tebow post, to say the least. A couple (thousand) of you wondered why we devoted so much energy to a prospect our own analysts consider a second-day draft pick.

My own take on that thought: Tebow falls into a gray area that makes his draft status ripe for the kind of debate that makes this time of year so much fun. He's one of the top players in the recent history of college football, and he's trying to find a way to continue playing at the next level. It's really nothing more than that.

I would like to follow up on one angle we didn't spend much time on Tuesday. Brian of Winston-Salem, N.C., sent this observation to the mailbag: "I think his overall best chance at success in the NFL is as a tight end." An NFL model in that regard, Brian writes, is former Dallas tight end Jay Novacek.

I'm guessing Tebow is going to make a pretty hard run at playing quarterback before he switches to tight end or any other position. At the combine, he measured just under 6-foot-3 and weighed 236 pounds. His 40 time of 4.72 was good but not necessarily elite for a tight end.

Ultimately, I am sure there are some teams who would try him at tight end before quarterback. What about you?

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