COLLEGE STATION, TX - NOVEMBER 24: Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Texas A&M Aggies throws a pass against the Texas Longhorns in the first half of a game at Kyle Field on November 24, 2011 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)

Ryan Tannehill Set To Meet With Browns Before 2012 NFL Draft

Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill will meet with the Browns, who hold the fourth pick, before the NFL draft.

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Miami Dolphins Owner Pushing For Ryan Tannehill, According To Report

If the sources of Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio are to be believed, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is pushing for his team to take Ryan Tannehill with the eighth overall pick in the NFL Draft if the Texas A&M Aggies quarterback falls to them. The Dolphins lost out on both Matt Flynn and Peyton Manning in free agency, and they've effectively been searching for a long-term answer at quarterback since Dan Marino retired.

Matt Moore has looked competent in his time as the starting quarterback as the Dolphins, but that hasn't stopped the team from looking around for something better. If the Dolphins draft Tannehill, he will reunited with his college head coach, Mike Sherman. Sherman was fired by Texas A&M at the end of the season and was hired by the Dolphins to be their new offensive coordinator.

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Ryan Tannehill's Wonderlic Score Was Very Good

Despite the fact the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent out a memo to teams telling them not to leak things like Wonderlic scores to the media, more Wonderlic scores begin to trickle out. One score in particular was for Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who scored fairly highly on the 50-question test, according to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Posted a 34 on the 50-question Wonderlic intelligence test. Finished with passer rating of 90.3. Hails from Big Spring, Texas. "I don't think it will be a panic pick," Tampa Bay GM Mark Dominik said. "It's a reality pick. If you don't have a quarterback in this league you're not going to win."

McGinn has Tannehill rated as his third quarterback in the draft, as do most draft experts right now. Intelligence was never really an area of concern for Tannehill by most scouts, but scoring high on the Wonderlic certainly can't hurt his chances of being successful.

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Todd McShay: Ryan Tannehill Has Better Tools Than Matt Barkley

As we get closer and closer to the 2012 NFL Draft, you'll begin to hear some wild and outlandish opinions on players in the draft compared to players in past and future drafts. ESPN Draft Analyst Todd McShay on a conference call on Thursday made a comment that had a lot of people raise an eyebrow about Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

A lot of people are going to attribute this to the recent wave of hype that Tannehill has been gaining as the "other" possible first-round quarterback. McShay isn't necessarily wrong, as most scouts tend to believe Tannehill is more athletic and has a stronger arm, but Matt Barkely is widely believed right now to be the first quarterback taken in the 2013 NFL Draft, so it's certainly going to ruffle some feathers.

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2012 NFL Draft: Browns May Not Be High On Ryan Tannehill At No. 4

Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been a hot name in NFL Draft circles lately, as many experts think he could climb into the Top 10 of the 2012 NFL Draft. One of the teams believed to be a potential landing spot for Tannehill is the Cleveland Browns, but Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer believes the Browns' interest is if they trade down in the draft, not at the No. 4 overall pick.

I'd still be stunned if the Browns took him at No. 4, because he is not NFL ready. That's supposed to be the case with Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck, the top two quarterbacks. I don't think the Browns' recent support of Colt McCoy is a smoke screen so they can grab Tannehill. I believe they would rather go with McCoy for another year and keep adding strong players on offense and defense with the top picks rather than jump at Tannehill.

Pluto notes that the Browns are interested in Tannehill and would like to be able to either trade down and draft him or hope that he lasts until their second first-round pick at No. 22 overall. If this is the case, this would free the Browns up to take another offensive player like running back Trent Richardson or wide receiver Justin Blackmon.

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Bill Polian: Ryan Tannehill 'Merits A HIgh Pick'

Former Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been turning a lot of heads in the past couple of weeks. Teams that will be missing out on Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III in the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft and are in need of a QB know that Tannehill will be the best option on the board beyond the two golden boys in this year's selection pool.

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Bill Polian, former Vice Chairman for the Indianapolis Colts and now an analyst for ESPN, is one of the evaluators who is very high on Tannehill, according to Steve Doerschuk of

Polian, architect of the Colts' heady run through the 2000s, says Tannehill is "a unique talent" who "merits a high pick."

"Tannehill merits the attention based upon talent and a very, very high upside," Polian said. "He has not played as much quarterback as have Griffin and Luck, but he is immensely talented and he is a winner and he is a high-character guy and a very exceptionally smart guy, so he's got all the characteristics. This is real."

Polian also suggested that Tannehill is generating so much buzz, there may be teams willing to trade up in the draft order to ensure they are able to select him, similar to the Washington Redskins' move to the No. 2 position, presumably to lock up Griffin

"People who are interested in Tannehill are going to look to come up there and perhaps even come up with Minnesota and try and get in front of the Browns ... or do business with the Browns," Polian said. "There's a lot of action right around that 3-4 spot. That'll be where all the action is."

If Polian is correct on this, the 2012 NFL Draft could very well see three straight QB picks to open the first round.

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2012 NFL Draft: Dolphins Still Unsure On Ryan Tannehill

While Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III continue to dominate conversations about the 2012 NFL Draft, Ryan Tannehill has emerged as the clear No. 3 quarterback during the past week. On Thursday, the former Texas A&M Aggies quarterback participated in his school's Pro Day. This was the first good look many scouts were able to get at the player, who was unable to attend the 2012 NFL Combine in Indianapolis due to a stress fracture in his foot.

Representatives from 22 NFL teams came to watch Tannehill work out and most, if not all, came away impressed with his performance. Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports that Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland and coach Joe Philbin were among those in attendance on Thursday. The two men also took Tannehill out to dinner the night before. It is no secret that Miami desperately needs a quarterback for the coming season and hold the No. 8 overall selection in the draft.

The Cleveland Browns are also rumored to be interested in Tannehill and hold the No. 4 pick in the draft. Even if Tannehill remains on the board when it is Miami's turn to choose, the team remains undecided on which direction they will go.

The Dolphins aren't sure if Tannehill will be available at No. 8, and as of Monday, a Dolphins official insisted the team had not yet decided whether they would draft him. If Cleveland doesn't take him, it's possible another team would trade above Miami to pick him.

Tannehill would likely be the best option for any team that needs a quarterback, but misses out on Luck or Griffin.

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Ryan Tannehill On Pro Day: 'It Was A Good Day'

The 2012 NFL Draft is just a month away. While the lion's share of the attention in the draft is going to quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, former Texas A&M Aggies QB Ryan Tannehill has been flying under the radar. That may be changing following his Pro Day on Thursday.

According to Charean Williams at Cowboys Corner, Tannehill had a strong showing in his workout, which drew 60 scouts from 22 NFL teams. Tannehill had been unable to compete at the 2012 NFL Combine in Indianapolis due to a stress fracture in his right foot, but showed no signs of being hampered by the injury on Thursday.

Tannehill completed 65 of 68 passes, which included two dropped balls. He also ran a 4.62 time in the 40-yard dash.

"I felt good," said Tannehill ... "The foot felt great, moving in the pocket, escaping; the ball was coming out good, and the guys were making plays for me. It was a good day."

Among the teams who sent representatives to the workout were the Miami Dolphins and the Cleveland Browns.

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Ryan Tannehill's Pro Day Brings In 20 NFL Teams, Including Browns And Seahawks

The 2012 NFL draft is a month away and there's plenty of intrigue surrounding Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill, who is widely considered the third best quarterback in the draft. He suffered a broken foot in January so he hasn't worked out for NFL scouts -- until Thursday's pro day, that is.

Tannehill's pro day at Texas A&M has attracted 20 NFL teams, including Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress and Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. The Browns are picking fourth in next month's NFL draft and some think they could pull the trigger on Tannehill at that spot. The Seahawks acquired Matt Flynn in free agency on a three-year contract.

Tannehill has only been a starter for a season and half so there are still question marks with him. He'll be the third quarterback off the board behind Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, possibly as high as the top 10, or even the top five.

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Ryan Tannehill's Pro Day Is Highly Anticipated

Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill will finally work out for NFL scouts on Thursday.


2012 NFL Draft: Ryan Tannehill, Browns Will Meet

Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill figures to be the third quarterback off the board in the 2012 NFL Draft behind Stanford's Andrew Luck and Baylor's Robert Griffin III. While the destinations of Luck and Griffin III are pretty much known at this point, Tannehill's landing spot is a tougher question to answer.

The highest he could go, barring an unforeseen trade, would be the Cleveland Browns with the fourth pick. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports that Tannehill will take a pre-draft visit with the Browns.

The Browns, and every other NFL team, are allowed to bring in 30 players for pre-draft visits.

Tannehill in Cleveland makes some sense. The Browns were never in on the Peyton Manning sweepstakes and weren't able to sign Matt Flynn in free agency (if they were even interested in him). They tried to trade up to the second second pick but the St. Louis Rams dealt that pick to the Washington Redskins.

Maybe the fourth pick would be a little high for Tannehill but teams reach on quarterbacks every year because there are so few good ones available.

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Mike Mayock Says Ryan Tannehill Is A First Round Pick In 2012 NFL Draft

Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill is all over the place in NFL Draft circles. Some analysts have Tannehill as a first-round pick while others have him as a second- or third-round project. Draft analyst Mike Mayock said in a conference call on Wednesday that he feels Tannehill should and will be a first round pick in April's NFL Draft.

"He's got everything you want. He's got size, he's got arm strength, really good athlete. All you have to do is look at his tape as a wide receiver two years ago. He's a big, fast kid with a really good arm."

The biggest question Mayock had about the quarterback prospect was his ability to make anticipation throws at the NFL level. Typically that's something that comes with experience and Tannehill doesn't have a lot of that at the quarterback position, playing his first two years at Texas A&M at wide receiver.

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Ryan Tannehill Injury: QB Expects To Be 100% Before NFL Draft

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill was expected to do well in the 2012 NFL Draft, although the former Texas A&M Aggies star may have hurt his stock just a bit due to a broken bone in his foot. The injury caused Tannehill to miss the 2012 Senior Bowl and will keep him out of the NFL Combine.

According to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN, Tannehill is making fast progress in his recovery from the injury. The QB is expected to head to Indianapolis during the Combine for testing and meeting with teams, but will not participate in drills. Tannehill expects to be ready to go in time for his pro-day workout at the end of March.

We'll come back and push it pretty hard. I'm thinking I should be getting close to 100 percent by right after the combine and we'll really jump into the on-field stuff then to make up for the time I missed and get ready for pro day.

Although he will be missing the Combine, it is good news for him that he is healing so quickly. There is still a good chance that he could be selected in the first round.

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Ryan Tannehill Injury: QB Has Broken Foot, Will Miss 2012 NFL Draft Combine

Former Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill suffered a foot injury that could require surgery and will force him to miss the 2012 Senior Bowl and possibly the NFL Combine.


2012 NFL Draft: Ryan Tannehill Suffers Foot Injury, According To Report

Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill reportedly suffered a "significant foot injury" while training last week. It's unknown exactly what's wrong or whether this could affect his 2012 NFL draft stock.

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