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Arguably the biggest story line heading into this year’s NFL Draft involves a quarterback who won’t even be the first, second or possibly third player taken at his own position. Of course we refer to former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow of Florida, as his status remains very unpredictable with the draft set to begin Thursday night in New York. And Tebow’s draft position is one of many draft props available on Bodog’s NFL odds.
Tebow is one of the most decorated college football players ever and there is no more marketable player in this year’s draft, but you won’t find a consensus on whether he can play quarterback in the NFL. The lefty already has changed his throwing mechanics in an effort to fix one major flaw that NFL scouts have harped on. Tebow’s bruising running style simply won’t work in the NFL, and he rarely took a snap under center at Florida. So who will take a chance on him and when? Bodog lists Tebow going between picks 30 and 50 as the -200 betting favorite. The Jaguars have long been rumored as a destination, as Jacksonville is Tebow’s hometown and the franchise has had trouble selling tickets. Tebow would help fix that.
There is little doubt how the top three picks will play out beginning Thursday night as the draft moves to prime-time TV and over three days for the first time. Former Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford will go No. 1 overall – but will it be to St. Louis or possibly Cleveland? Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh and Oklahoma’s Gerald McCoy should go No. 2 and No. 3 in whichever order. But at pick No. 4 the draft should get interesting. How many more quarterbacks will go in the first round? You can bet on the futures of guys like Notre Dame’s Jimmy Clausen and Texas’ Colt McCoy. Clemson running back C.J. Spiller will be a first-round pick, but will a second tailback get selected in Round 1? You can bet on that and many more draft scenarios on Bodog’s NFL Draft Odds.