King: Buddy Nix "really likes Tim Tebow"

We spent the weekend talking about Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen in these parts, but as of late last night, all the talk surrounding the Buffalo Bills now centers around a QB prospect that played his college ball a bit further south.

Former Florida QB Tim Tebow is in Buffalo - possibly for his already-scheduled pre-draft workout - and spent his Sunday evening dining with Bills Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly. Kelly told his wife after the dinner that Tebow is "a class act and a great guy."

SI's Peter King also reported very early this morning that Bills GM Buddy Nix "really likes" Tebow, and that the Bills are one of about eight teams considering selecting the former Heisman Trophy winner somewhere between picks Nos. 25 and 45 in next month's NFL Draft.

Of course, this should come as no surprise to any of you. Nix went on record praising Tebow in January, at which point we suggested that you keep Tebow squarely on your Bills radar.

Buffalo has spent a great deal of time over the past several months scouting several quarterback prospects, and no prospect has gotten as much attention in these parts as Tebow. That's just the nature of the Tebow beast; as one of college football's most popular players ever, media hype is certain to follow him wherever he goes. But King's report is the first we've seen labeling the Bills as seriously interested in the UF product.

[UPDATE: The Buffalo Bills have confirmed that Tebow and "about a dozen" other draft prospects were at One Bills Drive Monday. - MRW]

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