It's happened. Finally.
Wes Bunting, head of the scouting department at the National Football Post, unveiled his fifth mock draft this morning, and he's projecting Florida QB Tim Tebow to the Buffalo Bills at No. 9 overall. Bunting's analysis:
The Bills need to put fans in the seats and have had nothing but glowing remarks about Tebow and his leadership capabilities. In what could be the real surprise of the first round, Buffalo opts for Tebow at nine.
This has long been speculated as a possibility. As far as I know, it's the first time we've seen it happen in a respectable mock draft. Slightly less than two weeks away from draft day, this story just keeps getting more intriguing.
For the record, the following players were still on the board when Bunting sent Tebow to Buffalo: QB Jimmy Clausen, RB C.J. Spiller, WR Dez Bryant, OT Anthony Davis, DE Derrick Morgan, DE Brandon Graham, NT Dan Williams and ILB Rolando McClain.
Bunting projected LSU WR Brandon LaFell to Buffalo in Round 2. He did not offer analysis for that particular selection.