I watched almost every single A&M game this year and am a big fan of this guy. I will also attest that he is probably a reach in the top 10, based on his ability to contribute right away. But based on ability alone, he is DEFINITELY worth the pick. McShay thinks given a year or two of proper developing, he could be a top 12 QB in this league, and I tend to agree with him. I find it disgraceful that most of the people on this board arguing against him probably dont even watch College Football very much, or have watched 2 or 3 complete games from Tannehill at QB.
I think it would be a solid pickup and will be the pick if Sherman deems him the guy for this franchise. I will also say, I agree with Mayock in that if Sherman is not absolutely pounding the table for this guy, then I would take BPA. For me, that is Quinton Coples. I think it will be one of those two.
Dream Phins Draft (As of 5/6):
1. C.J. Mosley 2. Kelvin Benjamin 2. Ju'Waun James 4. De'Anthony Thomas 5. Xavier Grimble 6. Brandon Linder 7. Nevin Lawson
I find this post a bit disingenuous on the basis that most of the people who argue against him in the top 10 haven't watched college football, or specifically done very thorough work on Ryan Tannehill and Texas A&M in general. In fact, it's the complete opposite.
Most of the people who pound the table for him are the one's that don't watch college football and haven't seen him play. They're the one's listening to Todd McShay and subscribe to the hype, and you proved my point ahead of time.
I'm also a big fan of Ryan Tannehill, but I don't believe he's worth passing up elite talent. In my opinion he's the 2nd best QB prospect out of his own conference in this draft. A conference that doesn't produce quality NFL quarterbacks to begin with.
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
1. Todd Gurley/Melvin Gordon RB
2. Phillip Dorsett/Tyler Lockett WR (Trade down)
3. Arie Kouandjio G
4. Erik Rowe CB
5. Jake Ryan OLB/ILB
5. Steve Nelson CB
6. Nick Boyle TE
Nobody heard of Tom Brady, QB, Michigan either....and he turned out ok. Just chill everyone and be happy when we take Tannehill at #8.
1. Eric Kendricks, MLB, UCLA
2. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
4. Ali Marpet, OG, Hobart
5. Tre McBride, WR, William and Mary
5. Kurtis Drummond, FS, Mich State
6. Marcus Hardison, DE/DT, Arizona State
I've been on the Tannehill train since he fully started as a QB was hoping for big things from him last season but it kinda didn't, he was my 3rd choice as QB after Luck and Barkley. Never jumped on the RG3 train. Now that I'm thinking of it I don't even know if I'd take Barkley over him, them USC QBs are a trainwreck. Palmer, Leinart, Sanchez, if that's the Same tree Barkley is cut from I say stay away.
Anybody that watched the 1999 Citrus Bowl vs. Arkansas, 2000 Orange Bowl vs. Alabama, or any of the half dozen 4th quarter comeback wins he led in the Big-10 as a Senior knew who he was.
He set school passing records his first season as a starter at Michigan. He made a kid like David Terrell a top 10 pick.
Brady was one of the most clutch quarterbacks in college that have ever played. The more pressure packed the situation, the better Brady played. Everything he did from a drop-back, footwork, ball handling, pre/post snap read and recognition standpoint, and how to deal with pressure was absolutely textbook. How he fell to the 6th round is one of the biggest draft blunders in history, and unexplainable.
If anyone ever wants to see all those games in their entirety, just ask.
As a matter of fact, I think everyone should be required to take some time and study Tom Brady's Michigan games in order to understand what a potential elite NFL caliber quarterback is supposed to look like. Everyone needs to watch every single one of them in full, and then convince themselves that this guy was a late round flyer who got lucky in the NFL.
This kid was an elite player in college.