I guess it could be a bit premature to call Ryan Tannehill the best available Quarterback considering that the 2012 NFL Draft is still a month and a half away. That is essentially what we have before us though, isn’t it? With the Colts and Redskins in line to take Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III off the board, the former Texas A&M QB is likely on the top of the list for the rest of the Quarterback needy teams in the NFL.
With just a year and a half of starts under his belt, many feel that Tannehill is a bit raw to be spending an early first round pick on. Add the perceived lack of experience to a broken foot and that pretty much sums up the downside for Tannehill. On the plus side he has the ability, smarts, and size to be a solid NFL QB. With that combination, paired with the need of some teams, Tannehill should see himself come off the board in the top half of the first round. The questions is going to be who believes it the most in the month of April.
As the NFL Draft order sits right now, there are four teams that are looking for a QB in the top 13 picks. One of those teams, the Arizona Cardinals, do not appear on the radar for using a first round pick on a signal caller, but will take Peyton manning if they can get him. That leaves Cleveland, Miami, and Seattle. With Free Agency starting this week, we should know soon who decides to go with former 7th rounder Matt Flynn as their big money QB. By the time Tannehill’s workout comes along on March 29th, it could be a two horse race assuming Flynn lands on one of those teams.