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Freeney froths for crack at rookie offensive tackles, Tebow

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Nine offensive tackles were picked in the first four rounds of the 2010 draft. And Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney can’t wait to get a crack at them.

I’m licking my chops,” Freeney told Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times. “When you have a rookie offensive tackle, I can’t wait. Because for an offensive tackle, you’re not good until you’re in like your eighth year. You’ve got to get beat up for a while to learn what to do and what not to. It’s when you’re about in your fifth through 10th years as an offensive tackle that you’re in your prime.

“All these rookies coming out? They don’t know anything,” Freeney said. “I can’t wait.”

Freeney also has a soft spot for rookie quarterbacks.

“I couldn’t wait to hit Mark Sanchez,” Freeney told Farmer. “And I can’t wait to hit Tim Tebow even more.”

It’s still unclear whether Freeney will get a crack at Tebow in 2010. The Colts play the Broncos in Week 3, but it’s not likely at this point that Tebow will be the starting quarterback.