Read carefully: was Jeff Driskel more talented than Tim Tebow? It's not as crazy as it sounds.
In all my many moons of observing Florida football, I thought Jeff Driskel was the most promising Gators quarterback I’d ever seen who couldn’t, or didn’t, make it to his potential.
At 6 feet 4 and 234 pounds, fast, quick, highly elusive and gifted with one of the best arms ever to don the orange and blue, Driskel was one of the nation’s hottest quarterback prospects. At Oviedo (Fla.) Hagerty, he drove defenses batty, passing for 4,844 yards and 36 touchdowns and running for a bunch more.
Ray Charles could have picked Driskel out of the lineup.
Physically, Driskel was even more talented than The Great One – but he lacked Tim Tebow’s mental toughness. That presumption recently was confirmed by a former assistant at Florida during the Urban Meyer regime.
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