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The combine is talkin’ Tebow

02.25.10 at 7:40 pm ET

INDIANAPOLIS — As you’ve seen here, opinions on Tim Tebow are very mixed.

Even in the midst of his reported transformation to a more technically sound quarterback and during a combine that he is not throwing in, Tebow remains a topic of discussion. From the minds of reporters to the words of coaches, executives, and players, there is no denying Tebow’s impact on this draft.

Niners General Manager Scot McCloughan didn’t shy away from a question about the 2007 Heisman winner on Thursday.

“A good football player is a good football player, McCloughan told reporters on Thursday. “It’s the reason why he’s been successful. You can’t lose sight of the intangibles he brings with him. There’s no reason why he can’t be successful in the NFL.

“You look at Philip Rivers and his release, and everybody will make fun of that and say things about that, but it doesn’t matter. All that counts is what he does on the field and does he win games — that’s what you get measured by. And that’s all he’s done.”

McCloughan wasn’t the only one backing Tebow on Thursday. Florida tight end Jimmy Graham pointed to his quarterback’s makeup as a big selling point.

“He’s an honest kid,” Graham said of Tebow. “His character is upstanding. He’s one of the hardest-working guys I’ve ever been around. I think teams are going to see that. He won a lot of games in college. I think it speaks for itself.

“I know people always harp on [mechanics]. I know a lot of quarterbacks who had very different throwing ways and they won a lot of games. I think that’s what it comes down to.”

Tebow plans to unveil his new mechanics at Florida’s Pro Day on March 17.

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