Tebow to the Jets

ESPN has reported that Tim Tebow (plus a seventh round pick) has been traded to the Jets for a fourth and sixth rounder. As I mentioned in my mock draft, this was a trade that was expected to happen, it seemed to just be a matter of time before the details were hashed out.

The fun part about this is that my two least favorite quarterbacks are now in the same division together, and in that same division, the Bills have been putting together one of the best defensive lines in the league. I might write more on this later, but figured I would just put this up in the meantime.

2012 NFL Mock Draft I (03/21)

I realize that normally by this time, I have over 15 mock drafts up, but considering I hadn’t posted anything at all for about eight months until my Field of 68 Prediction (and it’s review) I think it’s forgivable that my first 2012 mock draft isn’t being posted until about a month before the draft itself. I also realize that I’m probably going to be putting up a second one soon because it sounds like that a trade is going to go through in the near future with the Broncos getting a draft pick for Tim Tebow.

Consequently, in an attempt to avoid having my mock draft becoming worthless shortly after I post it, this mock draft is only going to be three rounds. Obviously with the compensatory picks expected to be announced next week after the owners’ meeting (March 26-28) and the fact that there are still some free agents to be signed -I just read that the Broncos plan to sign (or at least meet with) Jeff Saturday, Brandon Stokley and Jacob Tamme- I may be putting up my next mock draft sooner rather than later anyhow.

Either way, let’s get down to it. The mock draft itself is after the jump.

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Urby Needs to Calm Down

I rarely agree with a Florida Gator.  In fact, right now I’m having a very tough time coming up with even one time where it has happened.  That’s why I was surprised when I read a quote from Florida wide receiver, Deonte Thompson, in the Orlando Sentinel regarding Tim Tebow:

“You never know with Tim,” Thompson said. “He can bolt. You’ll think he’s running, but then he’ll just come up and pass it to you. You just have to be ready at all times. With Brantley, everything’s with rhythm, time. Like, you know what I mean, a real quarterback.”

Wow, Mr. Thompson.  I see exactly what you mean and that makes perfect sense.  I might not have alluded to him being a fake quarterback (well, I would have but if I were a Gator, I wouldn’t), but you get the idea.  Tim liked to run with the ball sometimes but  no one other than himself knew if he was going pull the ball down and take off or actually throw instead.  So it definitely makes sense that a pure-passer would be easier to play with.

Everyone saw it that way, right?  …Right?

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WaB’s Take On Tim Tebow

I’m sure you’ve seen it by now.  If not, enjoy:

Anyway, in case you don’t know, Florida Gators superhero Tim Tebow was knocked unconscious by cult hero, Kentucky freshman defensive end Taylor Wyndham.  We’re not going to bash the Florida QB or call him names because…well, we’re just not going to.  However, we do have a few observations about the hit, the circumstances, and the fan reaction.

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The Obligatory Heisman Post

They’re going to announce the 2008 Heisman winner in a couple minutes.  For the record, I hate the Heisman and any other college football award.  I think they’re a sham and they rarely get it right.  (See 1997 Heisman and 2008 Thorpe Award)  I still can’t help but watch these things anyway.

My ballot would look like this:

  1. Sam Bradford
  2. Colt McCoy
  3. Tim Tebow

I think Bradford will win, just for the media blitz that they can make for the National Championship game; but it’s possible that McCoy and Bradford will split their votes allowing Tebow to win it.  Now, you can call me biased, I freely admit that and Tim Tebow is a great player, but he doesn’t deserve this year’s award.  The only stat that really jumps out at me for him is the two interceptions.  That’s pretty incredible, but still doesn’t warrant a(nother) Heisman.

Since Bradford was the best player on the best offense that college football has ever seen, this year’s award is a no-brainer for me.  He threw for 48 TDs, which is a pretty crazy number.  (I didn’t realize this went until 8:00 CST, I thought they were announcing it at 7:30.  I’m kind of disappointed that I have to watch this for 30 more minutes.)

Since I have the time, I guess I’ll give my take on the Graham Harrell snub.  I don’t care if the guy is going to finish a distant 4th; he absolutely deserved an invitation to this presentation.  I don’t understand who it would have hurt to buy a plane ticket for a kid and his parents and give them one of the best experiences of their lifetime.  Plus, he had similar stats to Sam Bradford, he’s just seen as a system Quarterback and that hurts him.  It’s a shame that the Downtown Athletic Club has messed something up again.

I’m going to refrain from giving a whole bunch of statistics (that’s Weller’s job) so I’ll go ahead and publish this and update it as soon as they announce the winner.  I just hope they get it right this year.

I’ll bet it finishes Bradford, Tebow, McCoy.

Update: The Heisman guy is talking…no one is really listening.  Now he gets to it…Sam Bradford wins.  All you can hear is the guy in the back yelling “Boomer!”  That’s kind of funny.   Good to see Bradford win; he deserved it.  Be ready for the Bradford vs. Tebow media crush.  No one is going to hear anything about any of the other players on either team on the lead-up to the National Championship Game.  Oh well.  Go Sooners.

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