Tim Tebow Weighs In On 2018 NFL DraftPosted: Updated:
Tomorrow is the start of the 2018 NFL draft and therefore all speculations and questions regarding the first two picks will be answered. The New York Giants decision on their second pick could revolve around the Cleveland Brown's first pick. The question is, who is going to pick a quarterback and who is going to pick Saquon Barkley?
Last week I asked someone who knows a little something about the draft and the NFL who he thinks the New York Giants will take as the second pick in the draft. Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow gave me a classic quarter back answer. "I'm guessing they'll probably go with a quarter back, I don't know who they like. I mean there are several good ones. That's such a preference and who you like, who do you think is going to fit into your scheme, whether that's ownership, gm, head coach, offensive coordinator, quarterback coach. All of them have to find a guy and one of them has to stand on a table and believe in that person. So, I'm guessing they'll probably take a quarter back."
Maybe a quarter back such as top prospect Josh Allen? Or Sam Darnold? Or maybe they'll pick University of Oklahoma's quarter back Bayker Mayfield who in Tim Tebow's opinion has the potential to be a franchise quarter back. I asked Tim who he thinks out of this year's quarter back class has the potential to be a player that people want to play with and play for. Tim Tebow responded by saying " I really think Bayker Mayfield is someone that is pretty special. The way he can play, the way he can lead, the it factor he has... I haven't seen that from a lot of players and I'm someone who buys into that because it makes a difference when you make other people better."
Tebow also went on to say " It's not just about throwing and running and calling a play, it's about rallying a team and having grown men look at you and respect you and want to play harder for you. I think that's something he might be able to bring into the league. I think he has a chance to be pretty special."
Tim Tebow of course played at the University of Florida where he won the Heisman Trophy as a sophomore quarter back and was drafted in the first round of the 2010 draft. Therefore, he knows exactly how this current draft class is feeling.