Kiper looked back at the "questionable" picks of 2012 this past November and said the following about Tannehill:
Ryan Tannehill to Miami at No. 8
What I said then: "On my final Big Board, Ryan Tannehill was my 19th-ranked player. The Dolphins got him at No. 8, and probably felt like they couldn't move down. If he's your guy, you take him and live with it. Tannehill is all projection. My worry for him is he needs more game experience, but Miami can't put him out there as a rookie with the hope of being competitive."
Miami really liked Tannehill and knew his transition could be eased by his familiarity with Mike Sherman's offense. He was inexperienced, but this was the best possible system to land in if the team wanted him to start in Week 1.
What I think now: Tannehill has performed well for a rookie given the immediate starting role and the fact that, minus Brandon Marshall, the Dolphins lack what I would consider a single clear matchup advantage at wide receiver. Tannehill has displayed the upside of a star but has been erratic week to week. His TD-INT ratio (6 TDs, 11 INTs) is what you might expect, but I think any questions I had of Tannehill as a capable NFL starter early in his career have been proved wrong. The question now is whether he'll continue to develop. Miami needs to look for impact at the wide receiver position going forward. By the way: Can we lay off Jeff Ireland? Where has he made a major mistake?
I have no expectations till I see what kind of weapons Ireland gets him.
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How can anyone know what to expect when pretty much every skill position is up for grabs in the offseason.
A) send him back to IMG right now for more work with Heinke & Co., and B) a nice 3-week/month long visit to Kakalakky, Mississippi so's he can spend day/night picking Farve's melon, about how a real WCO is run.
"If foot fetish videos of your wife surface online, and the voice of the cameraman sounds like you, just admit that it was you ... because the alternative is that someone else was filming foot fetish videos of your wife, and I'm pretty sure that's worse." - Bill Simmons's enduring lesson to Rex Ryan.
More read option is coming. More long passes after signing Jennings and a fast Wr in the draft.