Like a lot of NFL fanatics, I’ve always made it a point to watch the NFL Draft, and last night’s 2010 NFL Draft was no different. Well, it was a little different, as for the first time in league history, the first round of the draft took place during prime time, and on a weeknight. The first 32 players are gone, with the number one pick going to Oklahoma’s quarterback, Sam Bradford. If you need a refresher, here’s the draft order and player bios.
Everyone knew Bradford was going first, but the real shocker of the draft was Denver trading up to get their hands on Florida quarterback Tim Tebow. Denver traded away several draft picks for the rights to Tebow, who was expected to fall to somewhere in the later first or early second round, if he was lucky. However, I figured someone would reach for him in the first round, just because he’s such an impressive physical specimen and he’s such a great person from a PR standpoint.
I didn’t think it’d be Denver, but I really shouldn’t be too surprised. Josh McDaniels is a Belichick disciple, and Bill Belichick loves versatility. Nobody in this draft has the offensive versatility of a Tim Tebow. He’s big enough to play tight end or full back, fast enough to be a halfback, can throw the ball a mile, and has the intensity of a linebacker. He could do anything coaches asked of him. He’s like Pat White, but only if Pat White were built like a pickup truck.