Ryan TannehillHt/Wt: 6-4/222 lbs
School: Texas A&M
Ryan Tannehill's Player ProfileRyan Tannehill has seen his stock go from a possible late rounder or free agent pick to a realistic 2nd or 3rd round selection. He thoroughly out-played Baylor star QB Robert Griffin in a convincing upset win and has kept Texas A&M in every game they have played narrowly being defeated against national powers. A&M has been 1 play away in each of their 4 losses and could conceivably be undefeated. At 6ft 4 225lbs Tannehill has ideal size and has showed a good arm and accuracy. Scouts are going to be intrigued by the fact he was a good receiver his first 2 seasons which speaks to his athletic ability, and gives him a good perspective in his QB play. Ryan isnít a running QB but he has the ability when pressured to tuck it and make something out of nothing. He does a great job of getting his team in the end zone when in the red zone. Also, he is going to test great in interviews. He has a great academic career, he is mature, already married and will be 24 at the beginning of next season. Also, he has shown unselfishness by dealing with position changes.
Negatives that you can point to is that his arm strength and accuracy and body of work at A&M is not going to wow you from a QB prospect perspective. He already has 10ints including 2, 3int games which are not all on him since he was playing in shootouts against stronger competition. His footwork is still a work in progress, especially when under duress. He has had a tendency to settle for shorter throws, and you will struggle to find a lot of tape where he is making a big play in the pocket down the field.
At the least Ryan is going to be a very reliable back up qb with the potential of some day being a successful starter. He can on special teams as a holder and give you some options with his athleticism. With his intelligence and character you can rely on him to be ready to play, you can see this year that he is competitive and out to prove himself and not afraid in the face of competition. His coaches and teammates are going to respect him. I think he can still develop further on the mental side of playing QB and although his arm is only ok it could be good enough with his other intangibles. I think an NFL comparison is Rich Gannon, even though the mechanics are much different they are both pocket QBs who can make plays with his legs. Rich is someone who was highly valued as a backup and showed that he could make a pro bowl and lead a team all the way to the super bowl when he had the right talent around him.
Profile submitted by: Tom Patterson
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