Ryan Tannehill to Dolphins: Video Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis

Ryan AlfieriCorrespondent IIIApril 26, 2012

Even though Andrew Luck and RGIII are clearly the two most talented signal-callers in the 2012 draft, Ryan Tannehill is the player that has sparked the most debate. 

Tannehill was actually listed as a wide receiver until he moved to quarterback halfway through his junior season, which is the position he was originally recruited as. Because of this, Tannehill has special athleticism to complement his throwing ability.

In his only year as full-time quarterback, Tannehill threw for 28 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. 

Here is the take on Tannehill from CBS Sports:

He is still raw and needs to continue to improve at reading defenses and completing passes to keep the chains moving. But Tannehill possesses a tantalizing combination of size, intelligence, arm strength and mobile.  

Because of his relative inexperience at the position, Tannehill would greatly benefit from a year holding a clipboard and adjusting to the pro game. At Texas A&M, he did not "throw players open" and forced too many passes, which is to be expected from a player with only a year-and-a-half of experience. 

Nonetheless, Tannehill will probably have to play right away, and growing pains are inevitable. But the former Aggie has enough talent and athleticism to turn into an exceptional starter at the NFL level. 


Analysis: After missing out on a variety of quarterbacks through free agency, trades and the NFL Draft recently, the Dolphins finally get a player to upgrade the most important position in the sport. Tannehill won't be ready to start out the gate, and he's still relatively inexperienced at the position, but he offers potential and hope for a franchise and fanbase that needs something to get excited about.