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NFL draft: Dolphins pick quarterback Ryan Tannehill at No. 8

April 26, 2012|By Sam Farmer
  • Ryan Tannehill of Texas A&M will join Matt Moore as a quarterback with the Dolphins.
Ryan Tannehill of Texas A&M will join Matt Moore as a quarterback with… (Dave McDermand / Associated…)

No. 8 Miami Dolphins: QB Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M –- Although he was recruited to college as a quarterback with great mobility, he was converted to a receiver in his second season. He maintained that role for the next 2 1/2 years and didn’t switch back to quarterback until midway through his junior season. As a senior, he completed 61.6% of his passes and posted a passer rating of 133.2.

Comment: Tannehill had just one full season as a quarterback and is a risk, but the Dolphins couldn’t land a QB in free agency so they needed to roll the dice.

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