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Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill may need foot surgery

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The foot injury that will keep Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill out of the Senior Bowl may require surgery.

Tannehill’s agent, Pat Dye, confirmed to ESPN.com that Tannehill broke a fifth metatarsal in a passing drill and might need surgery.

Although recovery from the surgery could keep Tannehill from working out at the scouting combine in February, Dye said he’s optimistic Tannehill will be able to throw for coaches and scouts by March, well before the NFL draft, which begins on April 26.

Tannehill is considered by many to be this year’s third-best quarterback and the best senior quarterback, behind juniors Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. Tannehill is a good athlete who started his college career at wide receiver but showed off an NFL-ready passing arm during his senior season.

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23 Responses to “Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill may need foot surgery”
  1. jbcommonsense says: Jan 12, 2012 12:02 PM

    Does this drop Tannehill to the 2nd round?

  2. ken0west says: Jan 12, 2012 12:02 PM

    Drafts second best QB. RG3 is closer to T Prior than C Newton. I feel bad for the sucker team that gets stuck with RG3, nice kid but is stock is rising for all the wrong reasons and we have seen this before.

  3. cowboyhater says: Jan 12, 2012 12:12 PM

    He will be the steal of the draft. Prediction: Skins will draft him in the 3rd round.

  4. wlubake says: Jan 12, 2012 12:17 PM

    Sounds like his agent has built a perfect case to keep his client out of the Senior Bowl and Combine and limit him to his pro day workout. Keep the process controlled. It’s amazing how these injuries seem to pop up after the bowl season, but before the Senior Bowl.

  5. thefiesty1 says: Jan 12, 2012 12:20 PM

    This guy dropping to the second round? He he should go from the forth round to the sixth or seventh if he has foot problems. There are a number of better QB’s available.

  6. elwaysbrain says: Jan 12, 2012 12:33 PM

    Breaks his foot during a passing drill. Come on, man.

  7. trollhammer20 says: Jan 12, 2012 12:34 PM

    With the 44th pick in the NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select….

  8. andyreidisfat says: Jan 12, 2012 12:34 PM

    Depending who still jumps into the draft this kid is still number 3 in my book. Rg3 is going to be good and is nothing like cam or any other black qb people want to compare him to.

  9. gmen1987 says: Jan 12, 2012 12:38 PM

    That should drop this guy some. There will be some team who probably would draft him in the first round and put him on IR for his rookie season. Like what Buffalo did with Willis McGahee a few years back.

  10. thatobnoxiousguy says: Jan 12, 2012 12:41 PM

    I don’t like a player who breaks a bone just running around in a passing drill. Screams out INJURY PRONE!!!!!!

  11. supremeomega says: Jan 12, 2012 12:49 PM

    Right

    An accurate smart student that graduated in 3 yrs from a military background is equal to a me first idiotic dishonest tatted up guy who sold out his university for some cash…

  12. test2402 says: Jan 12, 2012 12:50 PM

    Does anyone remember that Tim Tebow was a first round pick?

  13. 12thman21 says: Jan 12, 2012 1:15 PM

    Rg3’s stock is rising for all the wrong reasons?? Please elaborate. Tannehill is a better QB? Not even close, he’s good but come on. Let’s not forget he was a WR his freshman, sophmore, and half of junior year before becoming starting QB.. He’s not on the same level, Griffin has a better arm, more athletic, more accurate and has played QB well for multiple seasons.. I bet you’re one of the same people who said Gabbert would be a better QB than Newton.. Open your eyes, or better yet go watch RG3 game film and then Tannehill.. Smh

  14. olskool711 says: Jan 12, 2012 1:39 PM

    Come on guys.

    The recent drafts show that qb’s with a second or third round grade are going in the first about 80-90% of the time.

    Washington, Miami, Cleveland, Seattle…

    If Cleveland takes Blackmon or Richardson with the 4th pick (and don’t bite on Matt Flynn) then I predict Tannehill doesn’t make it past their #22 pick.

  15. cletusvandam says: Jan 12, 2012 1:56 PM

    How do you break your foot in a passing drill? Osteoporosis thy name is Tannehill

  16. skinsrock says: Jan 12, 2012 1:57 PM

    Regarding the RG3 stock rising for wrong reasons… Dude is a 70% accurate passer with world class track speed… You can’t stop him, you can only hope to contain him! Drop to 6, so the Skins can get him on the CHEAP!!

  17. ortonwhiskeycrew says: Jan 12, 2012 2:02 PM

    Nick Foles is the 3rd best QB

  18. pacodawg says: Jan 12, 2012 2:39 PM

    If I have inside knowledge that Browns WILL take Trent Richardson, the Tannehill at # 22. Richardson is the olny sure thing in the draft at his position. RG III is a great athlete but doesn’t have a can’t miss tag on him.

  19. pacodawg says: Jan 12, 2012 2:57 PM

    To Skinsrock……………Colt McCoy completed 70% of his passes and has more wins than everyone else but Kellen Moore. Want him?

  20. nyfcat says: Jan 12, 2012 2:58 PM

    Tannehill is one of the enigma’s in this draft that could go Top-10 or 3rd round. He has the most to prove and the most work to do in the next 3 months. This injury sets him back dramatically.

  21. sportsmediacritic says: Jan 12, 2012 3:02 PM

    He’s a poor man’s Stephen McGee, and we all know how bad Stephen McGee is….

  22. brenenostler says: Jan 12, 2012 5:03 PM

    @ cowboyhater

    I’m gonna say 2nd round. But yes to the Redskins.

  23. blasterpastor says: Jan 13, 2012 10:29 AM

    Why is it that when a star athlete breaks his foot, arm, leg, finger, he has to have surgery but, when us low mortals break the same things, we just have a cast put on and we’re told to come back in six weeks? I get it re a Marino type break when your bone is sticking out of your leg but most of these breaks these days are simple fractures.

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