Biography: Awarded All-Conference and all-American honors since his freshman season. Senior passing totals included 6720%/2895/21/5 after 64.4%/2746/30 1/4 as a junior. 2007 Heisman Trophy winner after career totals of 68.5%/3132/32/6. Posted 910 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns as a senior. Owns five NCAA records, 14 SEC records and 28 University of Florida records.
Positives: Accomplished college quarterback who needs a lot of work before he'll be NFL ready. Patient in the pocket, remains poised under the rush, and displays great instincts as well as field awareness. He displays a sense of knowing where his receivers are on the field, goes through receiver progressions, and always on the same page as pass catchers. Consistently finds the open target, quick in his head, and makes proper decisions. Gets outside the pocket, effectively throwing on the move, natural looking off the safety, and seems to have a sixth sense of what's happening on the field. Senses the blitz, steps up to avoid it, and displays the ability to pick up yardage with his legs.
Negatives: Winds up throwing the ball and has an elongated motion. Changes his point of release and throws with an awkward delivery, which adversely affects his accuracy. Can be a bit wild at times. Drops his elbow and does not throw tight spirals.
Analysis: Tebow has been a tremendous college quarterback and is a high character prospect with a great deal of passion for the game. He possesses the size necessary to be a signal caller on the NFL level, yet he needs a total overhaul of his throwing mechanics. Neither as good as his reputation nor as bad as many of his detractors want to believe. He needs time to develop his game and a lot of coaching from the ground up, yet he could bring high rewards for the NFL franchise that is patient with him.
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