Why Gordon Hayward Is The NBA’s Tim Tebow

July 5th, 2010 by Collin O'Connor Leave a reply »
Tim Tebow had perhaps the greatest college football career in history. However, his passing accuracy and awkward throwing motion made him a mediocre, at best, NFL prospect.

If it weren't for his intangibles and his leadership, Tebow probably wouldn't have been drafted.

The success that he experienced at Florida made him a first rounder.

Meanwhile, Gordon Hayward is a 6'8'' 200 pound small forward who led the Butler Bulldogs from Indianapolis, Indiana to the first Final Four in school history.

I realize that he has a decent long range jump shot,  great court awareness, and smarts, but it's the intangibles that Hayward showcased in their Final Four run that made him such a hot NBA prospect.

Drafted ninth overall by the Utah Jazz in the draft, Hayward comes to the NBA without great speed or athleticism.

Tim Tebow, drafted 25th overall by the Denver Broncos, comes to the NFL with a lot of throwing problems. People question if he even has the talent to ever start in the league.

Like the Broncos for Tebow, the Jazz may be a perfect fit for Hayward.

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