Throughout the day today, we are going to take a look at how you think the Miami Dolphins did during the 2012 NFL Draft. Back during the draft, for each pick that was made, we had an immediate reaction poll. Now that we have all had time to digest the entire draft, we will once again go through and vote for each of the Miami Dolphins' draft picks, then compare the two reactions by the end of today.
Without futher ado, let's get to the first pick. The Miami Dolphins selected Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill with the eighth overall pick.
ESPN's Todd McShay, who was raving about Tannehill before the draft, likes the Dolphins' pick:
ESPN's analysis of the pick states:
What he brings: Tannehill is one of the most talked-about prospects in this draft. On one hand, there are concerns about his lack of experience and his inability to win games late last year. On the other hand, he has all the physical tools and mental toughness teams look for in a starting quarterback. It's also important to point out that he's more accurate than the numbers suggest, because his receivers dropped so many balls last year that it skewed his completion percentage and hindered his ability to win games.
How he fits: This is certainly a pick that seems to make a lot of sense because the Dolphins know everything about this guy with Miami offensive coordinator Mike Sherman as his former head coach at Texas A&M. Tannehill has a tremendous skill set, but there's a lot of room to develop. Under new head coach Joel Philbin, the Dolphins' offense is a version of a West Coast offense with a large variety of formations and personnel packages, much like he ran at Green Bay as offensive coordinator. This is a sophisticated offense that puts a premium on decision-making and reads, and Tannehill just needs time to recognize matchups, see blitzes and learn how to audible at the line of scrimmage. These are all things he can do, that he will likely sit for a good portion of his rookie season and will learn behind Matt Moore or David Garrard. This is not a QB to start from day one.
What's your reaction to the pick, now that you've had time to think about it more?