Originally Posted by P-L
His situation is slightly different than Tannehill's. IIrc, Tannehill made a full-time move to wide receiver before his freshman year and spent two whole years at the position. Gardner spent his first two seasons as a quarterback and just moved to receiver prior to this season, with the understanding that he would go back to quarterback after Denard Robinson graduated.
As impressive as Gardner has been in the last two games, I don't envision him ever being the prospect that Tannehill was. Gardner definitely has some mechanical issues and his ability to read coverages is inconsistent at best. With that said, his arm talent and mobility are very intriguing.
I wouldn't go and compare him to Tannehill just yet, but his arm talent and mobility immediately make him a draftable prospect. If the draft were today, I'd consider him as a late-round pick or a (high) priority free-agent. It might be ideal to put him on the scout team for a year.
Gardner has one (maybe two) more years. He could easily fly up the draftboards. It's not like we've never seen it happen.