Thursday, August 8, 2013
Top 10 Quarterbacks 25 and Under:Ryan Tannehill
Despite being overshadowed by three of the most impressive rookie seasons of all time (Wilson, Luck, and Robert Griffin III) Ryan Tannehill had an exceptional rookie season. He showed the promise to become a star quarterback in the NFL. He is smart and seems to understand the playbook of the Dolphins. He has shown he is able to make every throw on the field. He is a pocket general who stands in and makes the tough throw, despite being drilled. His mobility makes him a threat, but he uses it occasionally when needed to avoid injury. Being a former wide receiver at the collegiate level has and will continue to help to better understand his offense. He has also shown he can be a clutch QB leading his team to TDs and close wins when he is needed.
Tannehill has a lot of upside but struggles with inconsistency. He has defeated better teams than his but also lost to inferior ones. He can be very accurate but also make bonehead mistakes. His inconsistency was a big problem in important games, which if he keeps it up will lead to a Tony Romo like persona. He is a rookie so I expect him to improve, but it will be interesting to see his improvement in year two.
Tannehill is only a rookie so his ceiling is exceptional if he can be more consistent and perform better in the games that really count I see no reason why he won’t be a house name in the playoffs and NFL Top 100 List. He is exiting and I’m ready to see what will happen from him.