Florida QB curious to see where he'd go in draft
Quarterback Tim Tebow, who's already won a Heisman Trophy and a national championship during his career at Florida, will request a projection from the NFL advisory committee on where he could expect to be selected in April's draft.Tebow, who hopes to win a second national title with the Gators when they take on Oklahoma on Jan. 8 in the FedEx BCS National Championship Game, told reporters Wednesday he's not leaning one way or the other. "I have no clue. I haven't been thinking about it so far," said Tebow, who won the 2007 Heisman Trophy as a sophomore and finished third in the voting this year. Tebow said he won't sit down and make a decision until after the national title game. He plans to submit his paperwork before Christmas. It doesn't sound as if winning a second national title, this one as a starter, would necessarily push Tebow toward coming out early for the draft.
"Win or lose, there's going to be a lot to come back and play for," he said. "There's a chance to go for three out of four [national championships], which isn't bad. If you lose, you have a chance to come back here and get your second. Either way, it would be fun."Tebow passed for 2,515 yards and 28 touchdowns and threw only two interceptions this season. He also rushed for 564 yards and 12 touchdowns. Most NFL analysts do not believe Tebow will be a high pick in the draft, regardless of when he comes out, because he's not considered a prototypical NFL passer. ESPN's Todd McShay, director of college football scouting for Scouts Inc., said recently that he doesn't believe Tebow will be drafted in either the first or second round if he leaves Florida. College football blogger Chris Low covers the SEC for ESPN.com.
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