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 CantonRep.com.

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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