GAINESVILLE -- It's never too early for NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. to tell people that Tim Tebow doesn't have what it takes to be an every-down quarterback in the NFL.
"The way the evolution of this game -- the copycat league that it is -- Tim Tebow has a role at quarterback, seven to 10 snaps a game -- with the way he can run and it also gives you a throwing dimension. And if he can catch the ball, he can also be an H-back."
Kiper was one of Tebow's toughest critics a few months ago when Tebow was still considering leaving early for the NFL. Tebow returned to Florida for his senior season to help the Gators win another championship and work with new quarterbacks' coach Scot Loeffler, who has a history of placing quarterbacks in the NFL.
[Tebow] will have value but there are some other quarterbacks next year. Sam Bradford of Oklahoma is going to be maybe the No.1 pick," Kiper said. "You got Dan LeFevour of Central Michigan, who could be a top 10 pick. You got Colt McCoy from Texas who could be a first-round pick."