2012 NFL Draft Projections: Where Ryan Tannehill and More QBs Will Be Selected

Mike MoraitisAnalyst IApril 24, 2012

COLLEGE STATION, TX - NOVEMBER 24:  Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Texas A&M Aggies throws a pass against the Texas Longhorns in the second half of a game at Kyle Field on November 24, 2011 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
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While we all know where Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III will be selected in the 2012 NFL draft, Ryan Tannehill and the rest of the quarterbacks in this draft are no certainties.

Well, I'm here to clear up all the questions about where some of the remaining quarterbacks will go and why each team will need to pick them.

Here are some of the top quarterbacks not named Luck or Griffin and where they're going.


No. 8. Miami Dolphins: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M

Ryan Tannehill is by no means a sure-fire starting quarterback in the NFL, and I believe this is way too early to draft an uncertainty with such an important pick. But still, the Dolphins don't have a long-term option at quarterback and will look for Tannehill to be that guy.

Although it would be a disappointment if Tannehill didn't work out, he does have some experience as a wide receiver and could help this team elsewhere if taking snaps doesn't work for him.


No. 37. Cleveland Browns: Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State

I'm not so sure the Browns are set with Colt McCoy at quarterback, and could look to give themselves an insurance policy. That policy is none other than Brandon Weeden.

Some have Cleveland investing in a quarterback in the first round, but I find no rush in drafting a quarterback past the first three. Weeden will still be around with the 37th pick.

With all the picks they have in this draft (13), it's only a matter of time before the Browns spend one on a quarterback.


No. 57. Denver Broncos: Brock Osweiler, QB, Arizona State

The Denver Broncos might have one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history in Peyton Manning, but Manning has one of the worst necks in NFL history.

That makes him an uncertainty, and that makes the big man, Brock Osweiler, a perfect candidate to be drafted with the 57th pick.

Who better to groom a young quarterback than Manning, and Osweiler will find it invaluable to sit behind one of the greats. And, oh yeah, that Elway guy could probably help, too.

Even if Manning only lasts a season or two, Osweiler will be there as a viable, long-term option should things go wrong.