Denver Broncos Pick Tim Tebow in 1st Round Draft

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, NY – A mix of cheers and boos from the audience took place when the Denver Broncos shocked the NFL Thursday night, April 22, 2010, by picking Florida quarterback Tim Tebow in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Earlier in the round the Broncos chose Georgia Tech wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and then used a package of mid-round selections to trade up for Tebow. The Broncos chose Tebow at 25 in the first round.

Tebow, who used an unorthodox throwing style at Florida due to the peculiar offense, drew criticism.

ESPN, who telecast the Draft, was particularly critical of the selection and graded the Tebow pick an “F” on its website.

Tebow talked about the criticism in an interview on ESPN. “I was asked to do something at Florida, I was asked to run a certain style of offense,” Tebow said. “Now, I’m getting asked to do something different. I’m going to do everything possible to do that.”

Coach Josh McDaniels said he’s not concerned about Tebow’s adjustment, pointing out “He’s been very well coached. I don’t look at it like his system doesn’t fit our system. No quarterback’s does.