Mustacheers, let me be the first (and only) to apologize for the lack of draft coverage this year. I have no excuse to keep my expertise from you, our dedeicated readers. I would like to appeal specifically to one Robert Bateman. Mr. Bateman, I know that you pride yourself on carefully placed, and precisely worded, barbs in reference to my posts. I apologize for giving you inadequate opportunities to throw my inadequate commentary back in my face. Having said that, Alex Smith still has very small hands and no Seahawk has ever cried his eyes out after catching a touchdown. But I'm veering away from the real reason of my post. I wanted to touch on one Ryan Tannehill. This jerk has somehow worked his way in to the discussion of being a top 5 pick. Some former NFL execs are even saying that teams will need to trade to #3 to draft him. I would like to appeal to any team in the first round: do not draft Ryan Tannehill. He is a second round quarterback. I understand that QB is the most important position in football, but just because you don't have a great QB doesn't mean you NEED to spend your first round pick there. I reviewed the tape from the Meineke Car Care Bowl (Northwestern v. Texas A&M) and the following are my exact notes taken from the game. Please read them and decide if you'd like Mr. Tannehill as your QB. .
Tannehill threw an out route to the inside shoulder. Dangerous to put that throw there.
Threw a strike while rolling to his right. Nice zip on the ball.
Receivers dropped a few passes.
Almost overthrew a screen.
Throwing a lot of quick WR screens. Big deal.
Takes some snaps under center.
Nice half-fade for the TD. Got the ball out on time. Could have thrown it a bit further though.
Nice play action out of his own end zone. No panic. Threw right to the spot he needed to.
Rolled right and threw it directly to the underneath LB. LB dropped the INT.
In the 3rd Q this year, 6 picks and only 3 TDs.
Too many screens. Tough to say his completion % is solid if he throws this many dink and dunk passes.
Rolled right and put too much float on ball for his TE. Defender was able to make a play on the ball and pick it off. Could have put it a bit further for a big gain.
A&M let a lot of teams come back on them this year. I don’t like a QB who can’t put together a drive or two when his team is letting the game slip away. Makes me question his composure and leadership skills.
Snaps the ball with 10 on the play clock and throws a route that runs his receiver right to the sidelines. They’re up 8 with 3:50 left.
Nice strike and zip on a 3rd down pass that they really needed.
Game clinching 3rd down completion was put in the perfect spot just over the coverage. Nice play by the WR to catch the ball.