Ryan Tannehill Wife: Dolphins' Rookie Already Winning with Draft-Day Stunner

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterApril 27, 2012

Photo Credit: Lost Letterman
Photo Credit: Lost Letterman

The jury is out on Ryan Tannehill as an NFL quarterback, but there is no question about the Miami Dolphins rookie's wife, who is the hit of the draft. 

Just as the Miami Herald reports, the Dolphins have ended all the speculation and have selected the former Texas A&M standout, Ryan Tannehill, to be their future at quarterback. 

It's not like that pick needed even more excitement, but fans were hit with a stunning turn of events when his wife was there to cheer him on. 

WFTV anchor Christian Bruey says it all with this tweet.

Ryan tannehill is definitely winning the hottest gf/wife contest of the draft.yfrog.com/odyjyqlj

— Christian Bruey (@cbruey) April 27, 2012

Photo Credit: Christian Bruey
Photo Credit: Christian Bruey

I am guessing that you would like to see a much clearer picture of Lauren Tannehill, who is now the most popular WAG in the world at the moment. Right Entertainment tells us that she is also a part-time model, which is very fitting. 

Black Sports Online's Robert Littal does everyone a solid with this tweet that is wall-to-wall heat.

Ryan Tannehill & his Wifetwitpic.com/9e6f8q

— Robert Littal (@BlkSportsOnline) April 27, 2012

Photo Credit: Black Sports Online
Photo Credit: Black Sports Online

Tannehill has a great sense of humor about the hype surrounding his wife. He spoke to ESPN recently and commented about the buzz surrounding his better half. 

No, I think it's funny. I think it's great whenever people tweet her or say anything about it. It's pretty funny. She went into a restaurant a couple of days later and the waiter said, 'I saw you on TV. You're Ryan's girlfriend.' I thought the whole thing was great.

The ESPN interview surrounded the network's highlighting of Lauren Tannehill in the stands, who was his fiancee at the time. 

Here is a screen grab of the moment. 

Photo Credit: The Big Lead
Photo Credit: The Big Lead

This, of course, is just a peripheral story that really takes a back seat to the more important issue of Tannehill the quarterback. 

There are many analysts who consider the Dolphins' selection of the QB at No. 8 as a huge reach. The fact is they have a number of holes that couldn't possibly be answered with just one draft pick. 

Miami is sold on the college star being a franchise arm with time and patience. He will certainly have enough of both going forward. 

If all else fails, he has a beautiful and loving wife, and that brings me to the obvious statement of the night. 

It's very good to be Ryan Tannehill. 


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