A lightpost to a drunk can be supportive and illuminating.
For a football fan, a mock draft is neither.
But It Is Entertaining!!
Its NFL Draft Time. So here's the deal. Give me your SHOCKING pick for the Draft, a real "reach" or someone who drops way below what anyone could expect. Call it your Morgan State shocker of the NFL Draft. And the best one (judged by me) may or may not get this Die Cast 1999 Model car.
(may or may not, dot dot dot, lots of legal text not necessary since this is NOT a contest, sweepstakes and sure as heck isn't involved or have anything to do with CBSSports.com. Just me thinking of awarding this fine tiny automobile, on my own for someone who offers me something brilliant and insightful about the Draft. FYI - this isn't packaged but it is in great shape!)
My Draft Shocker: #13 - 49ers - Tim Tebow, QBHere's my shocker. Tim Tebow, who some experts have in the bottom of the first round - FLIES off the board as the 49ers pull a Raiders type move and snag Tebow with the #13 pick. Some will be stunned they didn't even wait to their #17 pick (which I think they will peddle into a late 1st and late 2nd round pick.) Colt McCoy ends up benefiting and sneaks into the bottom of the 1st round. Tebow is of course, thrilled with his new team and his pick. The Raiders are highly annoyed the 49ers steal their "What were they thinking?" thunder.
I also expect he WILL be at the Draft since he will have a hunch this is how it may go down. Its one thing to go fishing when you know your going top 5 but Tebow could go anywhere from 20 to 90. (Or #13 according to this "expert")
So why do the 49ers do it?
They need a QB and Tebow is EXACTLY the type of hard-nosed, leadership-laden QB that Coach Singletary would fall in love with. And what if he fails as a QB? Don't you think Coach would find a way to use the versatile uber-athlete? He could learn TE, FB or a custom H-Back type position - don't worry the . But if he IS the franchise quarterback than you may have one FOR THE AGES. And the 49ers have had a couple of those over the years. Perhaps the new regime gets torn up and shies away from the controversial pick but if intangibles can bump a draft pick down - can't they also bump one up.
Tebow at #13! The Fobeashyi "Shock Lock" of the NFL Draft.
Now - how many of your Florida/SEC/Tebow haters will quickly change your tune if he ends up on your team. For me, I certainly am no Florida fan but I am dying to see the Eagles draft the former Gators QB and somehow put together a Kolb, Tebow and Vick backfield for just one play. That would be awesome. What name would you even call that formation? Wait - did I just ask that? Someone call the moderators!!
So send me your "shockers" of the NFL Draft... and throw some of your "trade down" proposals as well (for bonus credit, I gotta have something else here to giv-aha this will work!)
And where do you think Tebow will go? !
With all the tenders getting signed the last couple of days and trade possibilities - I think this will be the WILDEST draft in ages!!
And yes, this car is THAT sweet!