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Healthy Tannehill to run forty-yard dash at Pro Day

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Quarterback prospect Ryan Tannehill will hold his personal Pro Day Thursday on Texas A&M’s school campus. Per CBS Sports’ Dane Brugler, Tannehill will run the forty-yard dash, which should allay most remaining concerns about his January foot surgery.

Tannehill had the fifth metatarsal in his foot surgically repaired in late January.

Tannehill’s workout will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The forty will be the only timing-based drill in which Tannehill participates. He’ll then throw for “approximately 30-45 minutes,” per Brugler. Texas A&M wide receiver Jeff Fuller and running back Cyrus Gray will catch passes during Tannehill’s throwing session.

Though opinions of Tannehill are mixed around the draftnik community, Tannehill is highly regarded by NFL evaluators for his ideal size, strong arm, plus athleticism, and elite ability to make throws on the run.

He could go as high as No. 4 to the Browns, and isn’t expected to get past the Dolphins at No. 8. New Fins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman was Tannehill’s head coach in college.

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19 Responses to “Healthy Tannehill to run forty-yard dash at Pro Day”
  1. 4thquartermagic says: Mar 28, 2012 5:35 PM

    Third best QB prospect(by default) is gonna run forty yards to see if he can be the latest failed QB prospect in Cleveland?????

    Get ya popcorn ready!

  2. bearsstillsuck says: Mar 28, 2012 5:37 PM

    Cowboy hats are always a bad idea.

  3. Soulman45 says: Mar 28, 2012 5:43 PM

    What if he run a 4.2 would that make him right for #1?

  4. borisbulldog says: Mar 28, 2012 5:44 PM

    Hey 4th qtr troll?

    Do you really think he’ll be there when the Browns use there 3rd round pick?

  5. dv5454 says: Mar 28, 2012 5:45 PM

    I would care more about his pocket presence, decision making, maturity, and arm strength. In their prime, how fast were Unitas, Marino, Montana, Manning, etc?

  6. olcap says: Mar 28, 2012 5:45 PM

    I’ve never seen this guy before, but that HAS to be the most unflattering picture of him. Looks like Howdy Doody.

  7. texansarenumber1 says: Mar 28, 2012 5:48 PM

    I know this isn’t really relatable towards the story but Tannehill looks oh so very cute in that cowboy hat :)

  8. 4thquartermagic says: Mar 28, 2012 5:52 PM

    borisbulldog says:
    Mar 28, 2012 5:44 PM
    Hey 4th qtr troll?

    Do you really think he’ll be there when the Browns use there 3rd round pick?

    He won’t be but he should be. Respected scouts say he can throw well on the run but can’t read safties. In fact he made no improvement his entire last year in college.

    Point being, Tannehill is nothing special and shouldn’t be a 1st round pick.

  9. h8trsgonnah8 says: Mar 28, 2012 6:05 PM

    Watched him play since middle school. Played football for his dad, He was the high school coach here in West Texas. I think he will be a solid QB in the NFL. Not a star but not a bust either. Time will tell

  10. juke1220 says: Mar 28, 2012 6:11 PM

    Daaaaangggg! Looks like Woody from Toy Story

  11. aaroncurryisbust says: Mar 28, 2012 6:34 PM

    Guaranteed bust.

  12. muckfodell says: Mar 28, 2012 6:41 PM

    Tannehill is a projection. Limited snaps under center but has all the physical tools to be successful.

    As for reading coverages in the NFL, he’ll have a ways to go. As most young QBs do. That you can teach.

    Six four, strong arm, 220 lbs. and great athleticism is not teachable.

    That’s why he’ll go top 10, whether his resume dictates it or not…
    That’s

  13. stealthscorpio says: Mar 28, 2012 6:42 PM

    Sherman and Tannehill did so well together that Sherman got fired. So now together in the NFL he’s going to be a franchise qb? Seriously? He’s a major project. 3rd rounder at best. He’s Kordell Stuart.

  14. frankdatank23 says: Mar 28, 2012 7:45 PM

    He’s a bigger faster stronger Aaron Rodgers at this point…..

    He’ll sit a year to develop in Cleveland or Miami, but with the right coaching this kid can be awesome.

  15. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 28, 2012 7:45 PM

    “Y’all be there now!”.

  16. majbobby says: Mar 28, 2012 8:27 PM

    Best place for him in the NFL would be to go to a team that has a QB do he could sit and learn for two years ala Rodgers.

    Unfortunately for him that’s prolly not gonna happen get ready for David Carr 2.0. Kid will go to a bad team forced to start right away and will kill any development and confidence on him.

  17. elleclouds says: Mar 28, 2012 9:41 PM

    “Unfortunately for him that’s prolly not gonna happen get ready for David Carr 2.0. Kid will go to a bad team forced to start right away and will kill any development and confidence on him.

    Don’t you mean Mark Sanchez?

  18. brownoholic says: Mar 28, 2012 10:51 PM

    Love how the media has everyone convinced the Browns will so much as think of this guy for half a second at pick 4. They won’t even pick him if they trade down.

    Pick # 22 is a different story…..

  19. steeelfann says: Mar 29, 2012 8:17 AM

    Let’s face it. The Browns have no choice. They gotta do something or will not compete in the AFC North. Gotta have a QB.

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