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Tannehill pro day under way (Dolphins in the house)

Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill's pro day is proceeding before a large contingent in College Station, Tex.

The Dolphins are there with general manager Jeff Ireland and coach Joe Philbin confirmed. I do not know if offensive coordinator Mike Sherman is there. I will try to confirm. [Update: Sherman is not in College Station.]

Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports the Dolphins contingent had dinner with Tannehill on Wednesday night. They forced him to pay.

Nah, just kidding. I'm assuming the Dolphins paid.

According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, there are 21 teams present for the event. The Cleveland Browns are there, represented by offensive coordinator Brad Childress among others. It is interesting perhaps only to me that the Browns' major voices -- general manager Tom Heckert and head coach Pat Shurmur were not present. They were at Alabama's pro day to see running back Trent Richardson.

The Broncos, Chiefs, Bills, Saints and Seahawks are there, with head coach Pete Carroll representing his team.

Because he suffered a broken foot this offseason, scouts wanted to see Tannehill run to make sure he is relatively healed. According to reports, Tannehill ran the 40-yard dash once and clocked (hand timing) between 4.59 and 4.62.

Tannehill completed his first 24 consecutive throws, according to NFLDraftScout.com analyst Dane Brugler. He had a pass dropped then he had another pass dropped on his 42nd throw. He finished the workout with 65 completions  -- 65 for 68 with two dropped passes.

Yes, quarterbacks typically ace their pro day workouts. I get it. But it is always better that they perform well than if they chuck a hot mess of poo. So give the guy that.

I remind you Tannehill, who started 19 games at quarterback, was a wide receiver before was moved to QB. He will go in the first round as a QB. He said after the workout he has private workouts already set up with the Browns, Chiefs, and Eagles.

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Guys who would you take Tannehill or Osweiler? This guy Osweiler is 6'7 and saw his highlights and I know Fireland is going to his pro day tomorrow. He is.like Big Ben type big and.mobile. Did not have.much to work with at Arizona State but let who would you take???

We DO need another GM.

John, they're both garbage. Trade up for Luck.

the Browns are bluffing..

Ireland never supplied Sparano with any talent. Philbin is doomed also with Ireland as the GM.

MARK SANCHEZ A MIAMI DOLPHIN??????

There is enough leakage out here in NY that the Rex as soon as the Colts are on the clock will be putting Sanchez up for trade. I have no inside info and some little birdie didn't tell me, just there is leakage in NY. IF, and that's a BIG IF he is put out there will the Scout or Ross take him???

Now, here is my reasonings on why Tebow will be the starting QB in NY this season. Just MY opinion on why.

Does anyone really believe that Sanchez will be the starting QB with Tebow on the sidelines?

Sanchez has ONE single quarter that fails and the fans will be chanting T-Bow, T-Bow. The NY news print will be writing T-Bow, T-Bow.

Yup, we all already know all that so again.. Do you really believe that Sanchez will be the starting QB?

Even Revis said that the locker room is going to be hectic with Tebow and Sanchez so the players are already talking.

Here is the fly in the ointment... Sanchez Can NOT play or for better words orchestrate the same O that tebow does and Tebow can NOT orchestrate the same O that Sanchez does.

Plane and simple.. can NOT happen. The entire O can NOT learn two completely separate O's for many reasons starting with all the complications with just getting the asst, coaches, coordinators, players ALL to be on the same page before the 45 sec clock hits 0 as there are just way to many plays to remember. The O line ain't going to learn and execute two separate blocking schemes. Ain't going to happen. The blocking for a Sanchez built O is completely different then the blocking for a Tebow O.

Practices will be horrendous and if Rex is going to survive to live and play in 2013 he will definitely NOT jeopardize his Job on two separate O's. ain't going to happen.

I wouldn't move up for Tannehill either. We have too many holes to be doing that. Plus I feel there are 2 others that are good enough to be very good pros in the NFL in Cousins and Weeden. I also think at least 1 of these guys could be had with our 2 rnd pick.

Now with that said I would take Tannehill at 8 if he's there. I just doubt he's there.

There are pretty much 6 elite players in the draft. IMO

Luck
RGIII
Blackmon
Kalil
Richardson
Claiborne

So if any of those fall to us at 8 I re-think the whole deal even if Tannehill is there. Of course I would listen to all trade down offers at that point too. Because I think the phone will be ringing a whole lot more.

NYG

Give it up with the predictions already. I hate to say it, but you are clueless. Your imagination has no bearing on reality.

PS.. I DO NOT want Mark SANCHEZ in a Dolphin uniform. NEVER.

Sanchez won more road playoff games his rookie year then Marino won his ENTIRE CAREER! Adding Tebow is a great WC addition. GO JETS! SB!!

Cotton Candy Vodka tastes like crap....fyi

Ross is too cheap to pay a Mark Sanchez.

The Jets goal is the SB while the Dullfins goal is to "BARF FOR BARKLEY"

So all these teams came out to see how Tannehill's foot is doing.......and Rex didn't show up?

NY "G".....

That is not me @ 8:36....

However...

This 2 different offense stuff is MEDIA speak....both QBs will run the same offense....with Tebow having the burden of learning the Wild Cat....however...should sanchez go down.....Tebow will be expected to run the offense much the same way that Sanchez did.....

If Sanchez struggles...then they will most likely begin to transition to more of a WC offense as they prepare for Tebow to become the starter....maybe by the bye week.....and If...IF...Tebow becomes the jets stater...it is GREAT news for us...cause it will mean the jets are stinking up the place...

I wonder who is paying all these guys that want Ireland fired considering he was under BPs' boot until last year. Could it be Armando.?

...LOL @ Ohio Dolfan 8:45...good one

Someone posted earlier who would you take between Oseweiler and Tannehill?? I guess that depends on where you take them. I know a lot about Osweiler from his days in Prep school here in Montana..Sports stars in this state get a lot of attention as there are many produced here..anyway he is an interesting prospect. He has everything you look for in a quarterback. He is an undervalued athelete to boot. Yes he has an unusual release..But it is quick, not pretty but quick..See Phillip Rivers..In our situation I would not hesitate to take Oseweiler in the 3-4 round..He may go as early as round 2 if a team falls in love with him. but as a project. Osweiler has as much "upside" as any quarteback in this draft after the top 2 guys. The issue is getting the full potential out of him.

I perfer drafting a guy like Osweiler who is going to have to sit and watch for awhile. He isn't close to being Pro-ready. Also, by drafting Osweiler. We aren't handcuffed to him should we be in a position where we are able to draft a blue chip prospect down the road. If it is true that the team wants to develop it's own players. A guy like Osweiler fits that mold.

USE THE 8TH PICK ON A WR OR PASS RUSHER PICK UP THE QB LATER THERE PROBABLY NOT ANY SLAM DUNK QBS AFTER THE FIRST AND SECOND PICK AND EVEN WITH THEM YOU NEVER KNOW, A RECEIVER CAN CONTRIBUTE RIGHT AWAY SAME WITH A PASS RUSHER, OR TRENT RICHARDSON WOULD LOOK GOOD TOO! GO FOR THE WR OR PASS RUSHER PLEASE

Kris,

LOL... I knew that wasn't you at 8:36 which is why I didn't bother replying to that fake. The fake spelled your name wrong and I also knew you wouldn't post that.

I tell you, these fakes are all cowards posting under someone else's name and even Armando knows who the fakes are.

I'm out for the night.. enjoy.

The Dolphins are gonna do what they think is best I hope. There is no way they are going to make all of this lot happy.

If they take a QB at 8, there will a bunch of fans screaming it was a reach. If they take one in the 2nd or 3rd, they will say we settled for 2nd class.

It's not good if you let the fans and media run your team though. With Ireland I don't think we have to worry about that.

Hey you fudge packing J-E-T-S fan, Marino went to the the post season his first 3 years and went to the super bowl his 2nd year and made the post season 10 years your gonna compare Dirty Sanchez to the Great One!

I believe Miami should trade down their first pick and get extra picks, try getting a QB "Weeden" in later round. We need a lot of other pieces beside QB and then theirs always next year stock whoch should be much much better in QB's

Why does Armando let this looney fukk in here? I believe it has to do with Freedom of Speech, which I know Armando is a fervent believer of.It also has to do rhat this guy produces copious amounts of written diarrhea 24/7. And that increaaes hits, although shittty.

I think I'll retire and dream of our next Franhcise QB(hope is something better than that).

Darryl

Have you looked into marrying the state of Montana? You would take any player from Montana over any other player from any other state. Being biased is one thing, but I think you are off the deep end.

Darryl,

Just out of curiosity, are you ready yet to accept Lex Hilliard will not become the next Adrian Peterson?

Can anyone please tell me how many #1 QB draft prospects, you know the guys that were can't miss in the NFL. You know the ones that made everyone look stupid because the were a total flop in the NFL. I know it has been a lot. So give it a rest and let's see what happens. Remember Marino was not the #1 pick but he was the #1 QB in the NFL for many years. How many of you hated the idea of drafting him knowing his reputation?

"I wouldn't move up for Tannehill either. We have too many holes to be doing that. Plus I feel there are 2 others that are good enough to be very good pros in the NFL in Cousins and Weeden. I also think at least 1 of these guys could be had with our 2 rnd pick.

Now with that said I would take Tannehill at 8 if he's there. I just doubt he's there.

There are pretty much 6 elite players in the draft. IMO

Luck
RGIII
Blackmon
Kalil
Richardson
Claiborne

So if any of those fall to us at 8 I re-think the whole deal even if Tannehill is there. Of course I would listen to all trade down offers at that point too. Because I think the phone will be ringing a whole lot more."

Texas Dolfan,

I agree with you on the elite prospects & personally I would not trade up for Tannehill with all of the other needs we have as well. Why would anyone tie the future of a franchise to a kid that has not proved to be an elite prospect???

It's actually ridiculous that the so-called "experts" are now saying that Tannehill could go as high as four now??? How does a player improve his stock that dramatically from the end of the college season until now??? The same thing happened with Christian Ponder last year.


It won't matter who is drafted this year, no rookie will beat out either Moore or Garrard, both are already miles ahead in experience. So for all expecting an instant upgrade, it will not happen this year, even if YOUR QB is drafted. With this being said, relax and be a fan who may be happy that the team didn't hire Fisher, didn't land Manning, didn't sign Flynn and still improved. Philbin and Sherman need time to put the pieces in place.

Can anyone please tell me how many #1 QB draft prospects, you know the guys that were can't miss in the NFL. You know the ones that made everyone look stupid because the were a total flop in the NFL. I know it has been a lot. So give it a rest and let's see what happens. Remember Marino was not the #1 pick but he was the #1 QB in the NFL for many years. How many of you hated the idea of drafting him knowing his reputation?

Alan,

There's no such thing as a "can't miss" prospect. IMO--The closest player there is in this draft is Trent Richardson but that's also assuming that he stays healthy which is impossible to predict.

Orlando
I would normally agree with you we need more draft pics, however this year I really think we need a top ten talent I just hope the use all the wisdom the can gather and choose wisely.
My big concern is will they choose the best talent on the board or will they pick the best talent in the position of need. I think this team makes the biggest mistake in making picks based on how they rate on the board not how they rate based on the position of need.

If they want Tannehill they can MOVE DOWN and get him.

I really hate this IPad it changes my words

We Have Draft Picks, are you the same poster as We have players from the Sentinel?

We Have Draft picks cann back back to the Sentinel and we give you this piece of chit called Walker. Who you may say? He is a pot smoking sorry excuse of a teacher, your public school system at work. I hate him

typo cann back = can come back

The biggest hole for the last 10 years has been QB...let's take a chance. Trade if we must, the $ between a 4th and an 8th can't be that great.

DD,

Not sure if you're still around or not but I have to disagree with you on Osweiler. I'm not sure what you're seeing in this guy but I don't see any of the things you see. To me he's slow and awkward and I think he'll get eaten up in the NFL. I fully expect he'll be out of the league in 4 years. I just don't see it with this guy. I think DCs will have a field day throwing the kitchen sink at this guy. Good size and a good arm but you need a lot more than that to be successful in the NFL. I just don't see it with this guy but I admit I'm biased against tall QBs.

I'm sold on Tannehill guys and it has nothing to do with his pro day today. I have no idea if he will be a star in this league but I think it's worth the risk. I see an awful lot to like about this kid and I'd take the chance now. For people that are saying he's Henne part deux, I don't see it. First of all he's much better athletically than Henne but more importantly I think the Dolphins will take their time with this kid. I'll be surprised if he sees the field even in his second season.

disagree craig, we have 2 mediocre qbs right now who are free agents after season. if they draft a qb in first rd he will see the field at some point this year

dusty,

I'll make a bet with you that doesn't happen. The Dolphins have a plan and they'll stick to it. dusty, how can you say 'we have 2 mediocre QBs'. We have a very different definition of 'mediocre'. Moore was the 12th rank QB in the league last year and don't give me any of this crap about 'he played against lousy teams'. It'll be Moore and Garrard for this year at least. If the Dolphins rush Tannehill he will fail. They need to give him at LEAST this year and probably another year.

craig dont care about decent stats over half a season. his entire body of work has been mediocre for his career, garrard has larry birds back. both free agents. if they take tannehill at 8 he will compete for starting qb. will he win, i dont think so. not high on him. but he will see the field at some point. 100 percent for sure it wont be 2 years of bench

Tannehill's accuracy just plain sucks. He will be a 8 and 8 qb, always hope and never deliver. You either have accuracy or you don't by this stage of the game. He doesn't and accuracy is the single most important thing.

Pass on Tanne.

dusty.....with all due respect....YOU'RE NUTS!!

First of all, without looking it up tell me how many games Moore has started and what his record is (don't look it up). Then tell me what you think Garrard's record is. Both guys have started in this league and both guys have played for bad teams. Neither one is a world beater but neither one is a slouch either. The plan is to have these guys play for season or two and have them develop Tannehill. Tannehill is NO WHERE close to being ready to start. If you rush this kid you will ruin him. The blueprint is there dusty, from GB, where Philbin coached. Watch and learn my friend...

Tannehill isn't even fools gold. He is fools aluminum.

record? when did we ever bring up record. tebow won a bunch of games last year cause of his defense. tebow is horrible. if u cant tell by watching moore that hes a backup and understand that garrards career is almost over then i dont know how to help u. but both are free agents and gone after season or will be a backup here. no way they draft a qb in first rd and dont have him starting at the latest opening day 2013. and i agree with u on tannehill, i dont want him but u know we will prob draft him. blueprint,lol they had a guy named bret favre

What age was Brett Favre when they drafted Rodgers, dusty. Bet he wasn't any younger than the 34 year old Garrard. Your point makes no sense. I'm telling you if they rish this kid he'll be a failure. He needs to watch and learn and develop.

Anyways, I don't care what you say....all the signs are there that they will be draft him and he won't see the filed for some time. Devlin will play before Tannehill gets on the field.

I'm out guys....cheers!

lol now your comparing never miss a start hall of fame qb to garrard>!?!?1. im not disagreeing on the rush part. but its not gonna happen. devlin, hilarious. now your just being insane. u draft a qb and sit him for 2 years would be even more fan suicide. with your logic guess they will resign moore for big dollars and tell him hes gonna start one more year? lol yeah ok. think man think. if we had a bret favre course we could sit whoever for couple years

...Craig M...I was just answering the question of who I would take if it were up to me between Tannehill, and Osweiler.. One of the reasons I went with Osweiler is that I'm familiar. Tannehill, not so much..Obviously this has no bearing on the over all choice, I was weighing in on a question..

To be straight though..Osweiler isn't slow. That is a myth. The guy is a very underrated athelete. In fact for his size is is prett elusive. I understand why you feel the way you do about him because last year he was very inconsistant..My whole point was he has a TON of potential. Drafting him in the mid rounds would be were ther is value for few reasons..

1 the expectation for him to be a starter in the next couple of years would be low..Let me remind you that I said he was a big time project. At his position in the draft we would be able to go another direction should we be in a position to upgrade down the line. We wouldn't be forced to absolutley say Osweiler is the future..He does have a lot of upside. It needs to be tutored, and harnessed. He is nowhere close to being ready to play now..I recognize this.

The issue is neither is Tannehill. So this is where I think we would be better off going in the direction of a player who has no pressure or immediete expectation to play until he is ready, or the coaches figure out he can't..I don't know if the team has this luxury. It just seems to me that if we do draft a quarterback this year. That player will not see the field(in the best case scenario)..

Big Sky...Hardly the case. I speak a lot about the players from Montana because I have familiarity with them. Unlike you. I can give an honest opinion of them. Instead of regurgitating stuff you read on the internet..Never did I say that Osweiler was a first priority. I was responding to a question earlier..Just my opinion..Nothing more. At least it is my own.

Craig, all the signs say they are merely doing due diligence. There is no way for us to know what there intentions are. It could be they are illegitimately checking him out. It could be just a ruse to get some other team to waste a pick on him an thereby leave another option open for them.

..No matter what the intention of the Browns may be. They would be foolish to stay silent about drafting Tannehill. I have no idea if they will or not. They sort of have to make everyone else behind them that is interested think they are..No suprise there are rumors today that the team is interested..Part of the poker game..If I'm the Phins. I call that bluff all day, and make them show their hand. Even if they win the pot, IMO it isn't a huge score.

It's actually ridiculous that the so-called "experts" are now saying that Tannehill could go as high as four now??? How does a player improve his stock that dramatically from the end of the college season until now??? The same thing happened with Christian Ponder last year.


Posted by: We Have Draft Picks | March 29, 2012 at 10:07 PM

I've been really miffed by this meteoric rise as well, were talking about a player who spent the 1st three seasons of his College career at WR. If you watch the tape you see the flaws in his game as M.Mayock pointed out today on NFL Net after the workout. He pats the ball before releasing it giving away were he's going with it, sounds easily fixable but it isn't, it's part of his motion and even worse is his inability to throw accurately any inside patterns which a WC QB has to do more than ripping the cover off the ball.

He's a raw talent with lots of upside given he's a better athlete than J.Locker or Ponder hands down but with those other 2 there was alot of tape to watch and you knew what you were getting. I for one think Locker was the right pick for Tenn. but Ponder a terrible reach for Minn. in the top 10, I then realized their GM was Rick Speilmen and the pick made more sense given he's more brain dead than Ireland. I agree here about the elite players and feel there is another one in this draft who will make a great Pro in Mike Floyd out of N.D. just not at 8 given the baggage he brings but an outstanding talent.

If one of Texas D's elite 6 falls to us then unless it's one of the QB's or Blackmon I entertain calls on a trade down here as well and before anybody mentions Claiborne he'll be LOOOOOOONNG GONE by pick 8.

He's not a franchise QB. He very well may be one day but he lacks deep ball accuracy and focuses on his target too much. Still doesn't know how to look off a safety and one nfl scout says most of the time he fails to locate the safety causing a lot of dangerous throws. This will not fly in the NFL. Honestly he is a project player project players value definately is not at number eight in the draft. I would trade back snatch a number 1 reciever and see if hes still around in the second or third. We have plenty of other needs to be overpaying for a potential qb that holds a lot of risk.

DD,

I will agree with you that Osweiler in the third or fourth may be better value, but I truly believe the upside on Tannehill is far greater. Regardless, under the new CBA, the financial commitment is far less than what it used to be to take a QB at 8. There's only pressure for the player to perform and play if the team let's it be that way. To me, you insulate this guy from the pressure of life in the NFl and you let him grow and learn. Geez, a few years into Rodgers career I had even forget he was on the team. I truly believe that between Moore and Garrard the time can bide it's time until Tannehill is ready.

I don't see the upside in Osweiler that I see in Tannehill and I'm tired of this team trying to find 'value' for the QB position outside of the first round. Take the QB that has the first round great. Worst case scenario we'll have to do this again in a few year, if he doesn't pan out.

..No matter what the intention of the Browns may be. They would be foolish to stay silent about drafting Tannehill. I have no idea if they will or not. They sort of have to make everyone else behind them that is interested think they are..No suprise there are rumors today that the team is interested..Part of the poker game..If I'm the Phins. I call that bluff all day, and make them show their hand. Even if they win the pot, IMO it isn't a huge score.

Darryl Dunphy | March 29, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Darryl,

I thought about this as well and figure that any poker playing at pick four only strengthens the Vikes at pick 3 which is were you figure everybody gets stared on trade scenarios.

Just got back from Georgia. Had to go play the 1/2 billion dollar lottery. If I win Im buying the Dolphins and getting this ship turned around for you guy! LOL

Take him at 8th, if the Browns do so at 4th almost guaranteed Richardson or Claiborne fall to us. Not too bad either, especially Richardson. Bush prior to his contract expiring will play really hard, then you trade him before the week 6-8 deadline for a pick or two in 2013.

Ireland did well not to bite on Flynn or Alex Smith. Now we will see if he is consistent or not. Taking Tannehill in any round is just a big mistake. He should know that. Let's see if he does.

Trade down and take the TE Coby. Let's get a g'dam top talent playmaker.

Interesting, despite what some of you guys are saying, that Charley Casserly thinks Tannehill is a better pro prospect at this point than Freeman in TB was coming into the league or than Flacco was. I don't know about you guys but I would take either one of those guys on my team today and I'm not a huge Joe Flacco fan. To me, if it all pans out, Tannehill COULD be a top ten QB in this league down the road. I don't think he'll ever be a star, like Rodgers or Brees, but I'd be happy with a top ten QB. When was the last time we had a top ten QB on this team? YOu have a chance to win with a top ten QB.

Those of you who want to spend a #8 pick for a project QB who needs to be groomed for years first are just plain crazy. Or should I say stupid?

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