April 22nd, 2010 at 10:43 PM ^

Yeah, but back up your opinion. I could just as easily say "Clausen has bust written all over him." But if I don't back it up, then it doesn't really add any value to the conversation.

BTW, I think he will be a bust because his biggest role model has an eating problem and he is an emu.

Clarence Beeks

April 23rd, 2010 at 9:11 AM ^

Clausen doesn't have a lot of upside. What you see is what you get. At least that's the knock on him according to some of the discussion on ESPN last night. It seems like a lot of teams are drafting in the first round more on high upside rather than established baseline talent of late.

Wolverine In Exile

April 23rd, 2010 at 8:18 AM ^

Multiple draft guys have LeFevour as between the 4th and 6th QB in the draft. He'll get drafted, but probably not until post 3rd round. And BTW-- did you notice Tebow got drafted IN THE FIRST ROUND! If Denver didn't think he'd have a better than average shot being a NFL QB, they wouldn't have drafted him that high.


April 23rd, 2010 at 4:48 PM ^

had a terrible pro day, he consistently misses target and the ball floated on him. The fact that he refused to throw in the combine is a big negative in the scout's eye. Tebow's arm is stronger than LeFevour.

I would not be surprised if he went undrafted.


April 22nd, 2010 at 10:20 PM ^

I never thought I'd say this, but all the "experts" have really made me start rooting for Tim Tebow to succeed, if for no other reason than to throw his name in Mel Kiper's smug face every year when the draft rolls around.


April 22nd, 2010 at 11:02 PM ^

I've always liked Tebow. I still don't think I agree with the pick, but I think it's worth it being able to see Kiper throw a huge fit every time a team passes on his highest ranked QB in Clausen.


April 22nd, 2010 at 11:14 PM ^

I know that many here are tired of his hype, but he really didn't ask for it. He has conducted himself with class, and has been true to his beliefs. It isn't his fault that the media has fawned over him since he was a freshman.

I think his future is at TE, FB, or H-back, but I also think he has a chance to develop himself into a decent NFL QB if he is in the right system. I think that scouts have seen Tebow work his ass off to change his motion while they have seen Jimmah talk about how good he is.

Natural talent can get you by in college, but the person who works his ass off usually succeeds in the NFL. Obviously, NFL scouts have more faith in Tebow's work ethic than Claussen's, and they probably have a lot more faith in his ability to stay out of trouble off the field.

I do have to admit, though, that I would laugh very, very hard if pics of Tebow smoking a cigar and hefting a beer with a stripper even made it onto youtube.

That being said, I think Tebow is a decent pick for a late first-rounder. The Lions and Jets have blown a lot earlier picks than that over the years.