QB Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M

Dolphins, 1st round. Tex. A&M: Great size.

Positives: Generally takes care of ball. Runs pro offense. Nice zip as well as touch on throws. Good speed as runner. Good anticipation on timing routes. Goes through progressions at times. Fairly accurate within pocket. Athletic — was once a productive WR for team before switching to QB. Also holds on FGs. Average speed and quickness. Finds single-covered WRs consistently. Throws ball before WR breaks.

Negatives: Doesn’t sense rush up middle well. Doesn’t read coverages well. Locks on receiver too often. Inaccurate and suspect decision making on run. Throws off back foot too often. Hurt foot training in January, had surgery, missed Senior Bowl and will likely miss Combine.

Projection: Tannehill knows the Dolphins new offense, since his new offensive coordinator is his former college head coach, so he should be able to step in right away. Would do better sitting behind Matt Moore for a year and starting in 2013, but that likely won’t happen. Little game experience as QB, but did enough in limited starts that his ceiling is pretty high. Should be a solid NFL starter by 2014. Draft as QB3 with QB1 potential.

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