With the 8th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins select Ryan Tannehill Quarterback from Texas A&M. Some may hate the pick, some may love it, but hey, the Dolphins finally took a chance. Joe Philbin and Mike Sherman firmly believe that Tannehill can be the future of the franchise and that he will live up to his potential. Is it a reach? Of course it's a reach, but when's the last time we've seen the Dolphins organization take a risk in the draft. Without further ado, here is an in-depth look at Ryan Tannehill by the numbers.
Tannehill played high school football at Big Spring Highschool. He played 10 games at defensive back his sophomore season. As a junior, he passed for 1,410 yards and rushed for 822 at quarterback. He took his team to the playoffs as a senior, passing for 1,258 yards and rushing for another 617. He had to miss two games due to a separated shoulder in the second game of his senior year. He also posted three receptions for 62 yards and compiled a 39.2 punt average with a long of 84 yards as a senior. He received second-team District 4-4A honors for both his junior and senior seasons.
Tannehill continued to play receiver during the first six games of the 2010 season. Over those six games, he made 11 catches for 143 yards. He attempted 4 passes during the season opener.
In 2011, Tannehill started all 13 games (including the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas) at quarterback for the Aggies. He threw for 3,744 yards and 29 touchdowns, with 15 interceptions. He completed 61.6% of his passes and posted a quarterback rating of 133.2. He also ran for 4 touchdowns.
Tannehill concluded his quarterback career at Texas A&M with a total of 5,450 passing yards and 42 touchdown passes
If you want my analysis of Tannehill pre-draft, click past the jump.
WILD CARDS: The Wild Cards in this post are defined as the players that would fit well in Miami’s system, but have a slim chance of landing with the Fins.