Cosell: Tannehill throws better on the run than Luck or Griffin

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  1. MiamiNative0722

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    With talk around the NFL that Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill could be drafted as high as fourth overall to the Browns, more analysts are talking up Tannehill’s tape. And Greg Cosell of NFL Films has offered up an assessment that gives plenty of reason to like Tannehill’s chances of going very high in next month’s NFL draft.

    “One benefit of Tannehill’s three-quarters delivery is it allows him to throw very well on the move, both to his right and impressively, to his left,” Cosell writes. “In fact, he’s a better, more accurate passer on the run than either Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin. Tannehill was very efficient off the boot-action pass game. That will translate very well to the NFL.”

    Cosell has some concerns about Tannehill, including missing some throws, a tendency to lock his front leg as he delivers the ball, and poor reads of the defense — especially not seeing the safeties. And Cosell said he didn’t see the improvement over the course of Tannehill’s 19-start college career that he would have liked.

    But Cosell says Tannehill compares favorably to last year’s 12th overall pick, Christian Ponder, and that some quarterback-needy team is going to take him high.

    “Tannehill is a better prospect than Christian Ponder was a year ago,” Cosell writes. “Tannehill possesses the skill set to be a quality NFL starter. At this point, he would be best in a quick-rhythm, short-to-intermediate passing game that featured play-action and boot-action passes. One thing we know for certain: He likely will be drafted higher than his body of work suggests he should be.”

    Maybe as high as fourth to the Browns.
     
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    I'd have been fine with Tannehill if we hadn't wasted millions on Gerard, and the slew of "back-up" OL's. We should have signed Winston at RT instead and taken a WR in the 2nd or 3rd but now... we've got a nice set of "back-up" OL's in case God-knows-who-at-RT or RG gets hurt.
     
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    he does throw very well on the move...i don't think its any better than luck or rg3 though...but its another impressive quality of tannehills...
     
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    I think it's going to be hard for Ireland to pass on Tannehill.
     
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    I'd like to be a fly on the wall when Sherman is discussing his thoughts on Tannehill with Ireland and Philbin.
     
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    If we get him, he better throw well on the run because the way our line was he will be running away to save his life.
     
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    Throwing on the run is generally used on a few designed plays or when the pocket breaks down. The problem with those guys is that they never stay in the pocket, they take off trying to make something happen....and it usually doesn't. It also results in holding calls.
    I would rather we take a pocket passer that can take a step up or to the side to elude the rush. If the lineman know exactly where the QB is, they can control their man to protect him.

    I like Tannehill, but not at #8. We can get a better QB in the first round next year. (most of the QB needy teams will have filled their needs this year, the amount of competition for those elite guys next year should be minimal). We should look for a developmental guy in rounds 2-5 and hope we can strike gold, while taking play makers. We need WR's desperately.
     
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    The team doesn't want a Alpha receiver, you probably was one of those fans protesting LOL you want the team to wait until next year to get a QB but you want to win right now.
     
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    I agree with Cosell. Its one of the things that stood out about Tannehill over and over again. Put him on the move, he still completes passes, and a lot of times deep ones.
     
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    I guess you'll be fine with Tannehill since Garrard signed for 1 year and it's non guaranteed
     
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    i've seen a lot of evidence of him hitting stuff on the move outside the numbers like sideline routes but have you found also that his vertical accuracy as in over the top is almost non existent??? i know he can throw 20 yard crossing route darts etc but a straight go route outside the #'s i have yet to see any real evidence of him throwing that ball over the proper shoulder and with the proper placement...

    if this o is gonna be more about underneath and intermediate routes i think that bodes pretty well for him but we're not gonna get as much bang for our buck out of a say edmund gates unless we go for quick strikes over the top every once in a while and tannehills accuracy on that ball for my study is not good...
     
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    So the fins are going to draft the next Christin Ponder with the 8th pick in the draft? Brilliant.
     
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    Considering what you ended up reaching for @5th, let alone @15th, I sure wouldn't cast any stones :idk:
     
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    Let's get some Ponder 2.0 up in here!

    I'm excited.
     
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    You don't know what "compares favorably" means
     
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    It doesn't matter. Dolphins wont get hm. The Rams willtrade up to 4 to ensure getting Blackmon and Cleveland will take him at 6. Buccaneers will not trade their 5 to the Dolphins for any reasonable value because they will want Richardson who Cleveland will pick at 6 if the Dolphins pick Tannehill at 5.
     
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    From watching Tannehill on tape, he looks really mobile, but he doesn't get happy feet and then throw a horrible pass. He will stay in the pocket and wait for receivers to come open, but if there is nothing there he can run for a first down. His throws on the run are very accurate and I would agree with Cosell in that he throws better on the run than Luck/ RG3.

    I think Luck still has a stronger arm than Tannehill, and RG3 is faster, but I would have no problem taking Tannehill at #8. Why would Cleveland pass on Blackmon when that is exactly what Colt McCoy needs...a big fast #1 receiver. I think some other team might fall in love with Tannehill and maybe move up before #8 to get him.....if this happens I think we would probably look at getting Weeden, but not with the 8th pick.
     
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    I think you don't understand, brah.
     
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    Weeden throws the best on the run. Some team is going to luck into Weeden and I hope it's us.
     
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    I don't think the Dolphins will even get a shot at Tannehill. It seems like the Browns might trade down with the Rams to get another pick and pick up Tannehill before Miami.
     
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    but wait... I thought Tannehill was a 'reach' at 8. :bobdole: :lol:
     
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    The Rams aren't trading up. They aren't even going to draft WR. They are loaded at WR. Greg Salas and Austin Pettis are going to contribute this year. If Danario Alexander can stay on the field he is as talented as any WR in the league. Amendola, Mark Clayton,Steve Smith,Brandon Gibson, and others will all be competing for snaps.

    The Rams are far more likely to trade down again than to trade up. If Richardson is there they have to draft him. Steven Jackson's chronic back problems make him completely unreliable.
     
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    A QB always on the run means our O-Line SUCKS!
     
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    Tannehill reminds me of locker
     
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    the rams aren't gonna draft a wr this year??? well if thats the case sam bradford needs to goin kick the new gm...
     
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    LOL! That WR corps is worse than the Dolphins. If you think the Browns are satisfied with McCoy you must think the Dolphins are satisfied with their two QBs. If Cleveland has Blackmon and Tannehill of equal value to the team or Blackmon of marginally better value, they make the trade and gain a 2nd day draft pick. WR is deep and a good one can be found later. Which would you rather have, Blackmon or Tannehill and Hill, maybe Sanu
     
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    Cosell Talks: The Tannehill Project

    This was taken from Cosell Talks: The Tannehill Project
    http://nflfilms.nfl.com/2012/03/28/cosell-talks-the-tannehill-project/?module=HP11_cp

     

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