Did Jon Gruden Factor in Tim Tebow Being Taken in the First Round?

April 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Now that the 6.8 earthquake known as the NFL Draft is over and the subsequent aftershocks of reaction to the 255 selections has died down, something is not quite right.
I can't help but wonder if ESPN analyst Jon Gruden was the reason Tim Tebow was selected in the first round last Thursday by the Denver Broncos when many projections had the former Florida Heisman Trophy winner being taken in the second or third round.
Granted, all it takes is one team to like an athlete for him to become a coveted commodity. But in the case of Tebow, the only valuable assets NFL front-office types and scouts fell in love with were his worth ethic, leadership ability, and positive attitude. 
Just a few months ago, Tebow did not even seem to be worthy of a Top 100 selection, let alone No. 25 overall after stumbling and bumbling his way through the Senior Bowl. His Byung-Hyun Kim throwing motion and mechanics were dissected like no other quarterback before him. National football analys...

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