NEW YORK — The Denver Broncos may have stolen the show at the 2010 NFL Draft. Their latest move definitely got the biggest reaction of the night.
You’re going to hear endless analysis of the decision to draft QB Tim Tebow, but here’s a snap-judgement reaction after chatting with analyst Bucky Brooks.
That it was the Broncos who pulled the trigger makes sense on a number of levels. With Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn in place, Tebow isn’t in a position where he’ll be forced to play immediately. Broncos coach Josh McDaniels has experience working with quarterbacks, spending several years with Tom Brady in New England. McDaniels also has experience using elements of the spread offense, which plays to Tebow’s strengths.
The Broncos showed their conviction in Tebow in the cost it took to move up to the 25th overall pick, sending the Broncos second- (43), third- (70) and fourth-round (114) picks. After the moves to trade Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall, McDaniels has pulled the trigger again.
And, by taking Tebow, the Broncos chose him over Jimmy Clausen, who remains on the board.
Marshall Faulk views it this way: “Tebow’s winning trumped Clausen’s talent.”
– Frank Tadych