The NYJ Jets
traded up 3 years ago to get Sanchez and mostly positive things were said very few if any negative. He was 22 and started 1 year and USC. Not many People were shocked when he was a week one starter for the Jets. As a rookie and Sophmore he led the jets to the AFC championship.
This year Miami drafts Tannehill 3 spots lower He is 23, Played 2 years as a starting wide reciever and almost 2 years as a starting QB. He ran a pro style offense, Through more out routes then any QB in college(according to Gruden) and most say it is the pass he throws best. This is the pass that most college QBs are judged on. People say yea he put up crazy numbers in college but it was the spread and he can't throw the out route.(There are a ton of college QBs that thrived in the spread but couldnt get a sniff in the draft) He knows almost the entire playbook for the Fins and his entire camp can be used to adjust to the speed of the NFL and has the same QB coach and Sherman. So there is no learning curve for the coaches to figure out what to work on and how he responds to there ways of coaching. Almost all of the Media and Draft Gurus say it was a reach and he is not NFL ready and will need a year or 2 on the bench. His Numbers are very comparable to Sanchez in college and the talent around him was not in the same league as the Trojans. Here are the stats.
GP ATT CMP PERC YDS TD INT TD% INT% YDSGM Y/A RATE
NCAA Totals 27 313 487 64.3 3965 41 16 8.4 3.3 246.9 8.1 153.9
NCAA Totals 25 479 765 62.6 5382 42 21 5.5 2.7 269.3 7.0 134.3
So why is everyone so down on Tannehill starting this year?