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Pick: Ryan Tannehill, Quarterback
Ryan Tannehill is very talented but is unlikely to have immediate success. He needs time to develop, and the best the Miami Dolphins can hope for is some flashes during his rookie season.
A scenario where Tannehill is rushed into the lineup could hurt his ability to develop.
Tannehill will benefit the most if he's allowed to sit, learn and get a chance to play towards the end of the season. He needs to get some game experience, but throwing him out there too early may be a mistake.
This pick is more of a long-term hope rather than an instant gratification selection.
His decision-making skills and feel for the position were my biggest concerns surrounding Tannehill's ability. During his college career, he struggled to make quick and correct decisions. Too often, he forced the ball to heavily covered targets while missing open targets.
A lot of those mistakes came in late-game situations, costing his team a chance at victory.
Successful quarterbacks are those who make sound decisions, especially in pressure situations. The Miami Dolphins' decision to open up the quarterback competition means there's a good chance Tannehill begins the season as the starter. A rookie quarterback who struggles with decision-making could be a recipe for disaster.
A recent article by Cian Fahey discusses how the mishandling of Mark Sanchez might be what's to blame for his struggles. There have been plenty of rookie quarterbacks who were able to immediately succeed as a starter, but if they're not ready, it could stunt their development.