At one point, the Dolphins seemed to be in the race to sign this year's biggest free agent, Peyton Manning. But that dream quickly faded away as the veteran Manning sealed the deal with Denver.
And with Chad Henne now playing for the Jaguars, the Dolphin's quarterback position is—for the moment—held by Matt Moore.
But is Moore the man who can become the franchise quarterback that the Dolphins have been crying out for since the days of Dan Marino? Or do they use their No. 8 pick in this year's draft to grab someone who they feel can do a better job than Moore?
And that someone could very well be Texas A&M's Ryan Tannehill.
Widely scouted as the third best passer in this year's class behind Andrew Luck and RG3, Tannehill has all the skills necessary to become a great QB in the NFL.
He also has the advantage of playing under Dolphin's new offensive coordinator Mike Sherman in college, so that familiarity could pay dividends.
He has good size at just under 6'4" and has decent speed. His short game is more accurate than his deep ball, but he is very accurate, and should make all the throws that an NFL quarterback needs to make.
Many feel that Tannehill is something of a work in progress. He only started his first game as QB in 2010, leaving many questioning whether he can step in straight away and make a positive difference.
There is no doubting Tannehill's ability, and if he is still available when the Dolphins are on the clock, they would be well served to snap him up.