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Projected Position: 1st- 2nd Round
Where He Should Land: Late 3rd- Early 4th Round
Most elite-level quarterbacks have a few things in common—they have a strong throwing arm, deliver the ball with good accuracy and make good decisions. Texas A&M's Ryan Tannehill doesn't possesses all the necessary skills to be considered an elite quarterback prospect. Too often evaluators fall in love with physical talents, which leads to poor selections like JaMarcus Russell.
Tannehill boasts good athletic ability and a strong throwing arm, but struggles with the other necessary quarterback skills. At this point, his biggest problem area is his ability to read a defense and make sound decisions. He often forces the ball into coverage, which usually means he isn't properly deciphering post-snap information.
His ball placement and accuracy also doesn't matchup with the other top quarterback prospects. Seeing Tannehill as anything more than a developmental quarterback is a mistake. He hasn't shown enough to warrant the first-round discussion.