Originally Posted by Matthew Jones
I have Tannehill ranked as a much better prospect than many people on here seem to believe. He's not afraid to stand tall in the pocket and deliver passes even if he's about to get hit, reads through progressions, and has much more advanced mechanics than most quarterbacks in spite of his relative lack of experience at the position. He's big, athletic, and has a strong, accurate arm with considerable production under Mike Sherman. He is experienced taking snaps under center and can make throws on the run. I'd grade him closer to Jake Locker than Blaine Gabbert.
Agree he is closer to Locker than Gabbert but at what point do teams stop taking guys much higher than their grade dictates just because they're QBs.
If you make the argument that it's all about the QB then some team should trade up and he should go 3rd. To me that would be a mistake for a guy with a small resume who may be 2 or 3 year away from even seeing the field. That kind of thinking probably gets a lot of GMs fired.