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Pinkboy
03-30-2012, 05:31 AM
Mike Sherman basically told Matt Hayes during the college season that Tannehill has all of what it takes to be a franchise QB. It can be heard in the following video:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-path-to-the-draft/09000d5d827a16d3/Who-trades-up-for-Tannehill

I (http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-path-to-the-draft/09000d5d827a16d3/Who-trades-up-for-Tannehill) was iffy on what the Dolphins could be thinking, or if they had any real interest in him. But after hearing this I'd have to believe that Sherman is selling Tannehill to Philbin and Ireland hard (or was selling Tanny hard before the pro day), and that the Dolphins are seriously considering him and it wasn't just a "token" visit for his pro day.

ps- interesting how Mayock was pumping Tannehill to Cleveland all day yesterday. He was saying how McCoy is a #2 not a #1 (meaning mccoy is a backup in the NFL - which I agree with but was surprised how Mayock was so deliberate). And that Tannehill has the athleticism and arm for Holmgren's offense while McCoy doesn't.

Considering how Tannehill's a WC QB and fits in perfectly with Miami's new offense, and all the fan pressure the FO has felt this offseason for an answer at QB, I have pretty much conceded that Tannehill will be Miami's selection at #8 ,.. that's if he's even there.

MarSly
03-30-2012, 08:35 AM
I agree

normaniii
03-30-2012, 09:18 AM
I would be happy to take him

phinatic1399
03-30-2012, 09:33 AM
gotta move up with minnesota

DzakkH13
03-30-2012, 12:08 PM
I think Tannehill will be there at 8.

Almost no chance the Browns take him at 4.

If anything, someone may try to move up at #7 and try to take him from us (Seattle).

WelcomeBack
03-30-2012, 12:31 PM
I really like Tannehill, but the Dolphins have more than one need. They need to stick to their guns and let the cards fall as they will. If Tannehill is there at 8, grab him. If not, you explore the other options at quarterback. There's quality WCO QBs and multiple tiers of this draft.

chrispepper
03-30-2012, 12:32 PM
8 is the right spot, let him come to you.. I'm pretty sure all this talk of teams in front of miami shopping their picks is all to bait miami into trading up.. If cleveland take him at 4 they can have him, other than that.. is there really any other team that would come up and take him?

Locke
03-30-2012, 12:46 PM
I think Tannehill will be there at 8.

Almost no chance the Browns take him at 4.

If anything, someone may try to move up at #7 and try to take him from us (Seattle).

I doubt Seattle is in play for him. They signed Matt Flynn, and I'm sure that was something that was discussed with him before he decided where to sign. My best guess is that Miami couldn't guarantee they wouldn't take a QB in the first, and Seattle could, which is why he signed there...

cman88
03-30-2012, 01:08 PM
I just dont like how little experience he has, but if hes on the bench for the first year or two while working with Philbin and Shermani can see it working out

Zounds
03-30-2012, 01:15 PM
My best guess is that Miami couldn't guarantee they wouldn't take a QB in the first, and Seattle could, which is why he signed there...

Miami probably wouldnt guarantee that he would start either. I could see wily Pete Carroll promising him that. Flynn knows there was a decent chance he wouldnt beat out Moore.

Ricky4Life
03-31-2012, 11:19 AM
I don't want to move up to get him. If he is there when we pick then fine but I don't see the FO trading pcks away. If we miss out on him take Weeden or Cousins.

SF Dolphin Fan
03-31-2012, 12:02 PM
I really like Tannehill a lot and think he has everything to develop into a franchise quarterback. I'd be happy if the team drafted him, but at the same time wouldn't be in favor of trading up to get him. I wonder what others think is the dropoff from Tannehill to Cousins? Personally, I don't think Cousins is a franchise qb (Joe Theisman type) while Tannehill has flashed that ability. That being said, I'm not sure Cousins had the talent and coaching staff to develop the way other top-tier qb's have. Would love to hear what others think because I'm sure that's a conversation the Dolphins brass must be having. Is the team better served getting say Coples in round 1 and Cousins in round 2 or a Tannehill/Curry combination? Just something to think about. By the way if Tannehill is gone, I'd be in favor of Kuechly at #1.

ROADRUNNER
03-31-2012, 12:10 PM
I really like Tannehill a lot and think he has everything to develop into a franchise quarterback. I'd be happy if the team drafted him, but at the same time wouldn't be in favor of trading up to get him. I wonder what others think is the dropoff from Tannehill to Cousins? Personally, I don't think Cousins is a franchise qb (Joe Theisman type) while Tannehill has flashed that ability. That being said, I'm not sure Cousins had the talent and coaching staff to develop the way other top-tier qb's have. Would love to hear what others think because I'm sure that's a conversation the Dolphins brass must be having. Is the team better served getting say Coples in round 1 and Cousins in round 2 or a Tannehill/Curry combination? Just something to think about. By the way if Tannehill is gone, I'd be in favor of Kuechly at #1.

DeCastro at 8 and Cousins at 42.............

finfan54
03-31-2012, 06:04 PM
DeCastro at 8 and Cousins at 42.............

I could go for that. Cousins has leadership skills and is more phil simms type to me. that kind of notoriety.

TedSlimmJr
03-31-2012, 06:13 PM
Colt McCoy didn't project to be anything other than a marginal backup caliber quarterback when he came out of Texas in the first place. There was never any mystery surrounding what type of prospect McCoy was to begin with from my perspective.

If Cleveland wants Ryan Tannehill with the 4th pick in the draft, they're more than welcome to it in my opinion.

2413fanphins
03-31-2012, 06:57 PM
i wouldn't complain about decastro at 8, but if we come back with cousins at 42, I will probably weep.

2413fanphins
03-31-2012, 07:01 PM
I am in agreement with the let him fall to 8 and if hes there take him. If thats how it goes down, I am pulling the trigger on weeden in the 2nd though. If tannehill goes before 8, we should have our shot at a elite talent. maybe the blackmon, weeden combo becomes a reality. I'd stick to my guns on tannehill though, take him at 8, not before.

Pinkboy
03-31-2012, 09:17 PM
Luke Kueckly would do alot more for this team as a whole than a guard (Decastro) will. A QB for your defense over the next 13 years. Someone who can actually make plays changing games, and be a real leader this team so desperately needs.

IMO there is no comparison between the 2.

If we draft another cornfed lineman in the 1st round the training facility should be burned down to a crisp. Forget protests, burn that sucker DOWN!!!!

2413fanphins
04-01-2012, 12:11 AM
i think a lot of people discount luke keuchly because hes not an immense need for the team.

I see no reason he isn't a need. there are only a handful of teams in the league that dont need a defensive captain/leader for the next decade or so.

it'd be money well spent IMO.. if it's not a qb, I'd take luke. and I'm not even sure I wouldnt' take luke over the qb, frankly.

NYPhinzFan
04-01-2012, 12:32 AM
Tannehill is going to Cleveland IMO. They have another 1st round pick at 22 and no one to really compete with McCoy. They run a WCO, a system Tannehill ran in college. It all just makes far too much sense for them to take him, unless their simply not that high on him. That's the only way he gets past them.

I doubt Seattle would trade up after giving Matt Flynn a contract. I believe they were doing their due diligence in case he fell to them. But one could never trust Pete Carrol to do the pragmatic thing.