After a recent dinner with Tim Tebow, former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly said he’d be comfortable recommending to the Bills’ decision-makers that they take the ex-Florida Gator with their second-round pick (41st overall).
However, Kelly, who is under contract with the Bills as an official ambassador, said he could not advise them to use their first-round choice (No. 9 overall) until after he has had an opportunity to watch Tebow go through a workout in person. He added that, so far, the club has no plans to ask him to do so.
“Just because I’m a former quarterback, people think I can just tell from being around a guy (if he has what it takes to be a successful NFL quarterback),” Kelly said. “But I need to watch him go through a drill and make all the throws. I need to really study him before I could say whether he should be a first-round pick. Now, a second-rounder, I’d be OK with that, but I don’t have enough information on (Tebow) to say they should use the No. 9 pick on him.
“Maybe they could also trade down, if someone wants that No. 9 pick, and get him with a lower pick in the first round.”
Kelly came away from the dinner impressed with Tebow as a person, describing him as a respectful, “yes-sir-no-sir kind of guy.” He also took note of the fact that Tebow had good size and “looks like he can take a hit.”