Ryan Tannehill (QB, Texas A&M) game tape vs Kansas

August 7th, 2011 | Written by Rob Staton

This was Tannehill’s first game as a full-time quarterback, replacing Jerrod Johnson. I’ve included a second portion of tape looking at Aggies receiver Jeff Fuller from the same game – I have Fuller rated as the second best eligible receiver for 2012 behind Alshon Jeffery (WR, South Carolina).

Tape courtesy of JMPasq.

5 Responses to “Ryan Tannehill (QB, Texas A&M) game tape vs Kansas”

  1. Cliff says:

    If he can make some major improvement this year i think he has a shot to be drafted by the hawks if he’s a target. He has good mobility being a former WR and that should hopefully make him understand routes better than other QBs who never played the position. He’s tough. His arm strength should increase as well. Draft him. Sit him and let him learn the system and i think he could do good.

    • Rob says:

      This is a big year for Tannehill. He’s on a team with a big time receiving talent and a solid running game. He needs to show that last year wasn’t just about change giving those around him a lift. He needs to make better decisions at certain points and become a more polished passer. But certainly there’s something there to build on. His grade is pretty fluid right now, I’m looking forward to seeing how he looks after going through camp as a full time QB.

      • Cliff says:

        If your source was right then the hawks had Blaine Gabbert rated as the #1 QB followed by Kaepernick as #2. If we can find traits that those two exhibited in this years QBs perhaps we could find one that they’ll target this year. Or we could just look at Aaron Rodgers.

  2. Nate Dogg says:

    I know it was his first game after being converted from wide out, but boy did he look bad against Kansas. I was kind of excited for Tannehill but after watching that I’m more than a little concerned.

    • Rob says:

      Yeah – and he gets a pass for a lot of his mistakes in 2010 because of the transition. We can’t cling to those same excuses in 2011. There’s a lot of good things about Tannehill, but there are certain things he has to do in order to warrant pro QB potential. It is really hard to find QB’s that show they’re capable of making complex throws either on a mental or physical level. Despite all the negativity surrounding Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Mallett last year, I think to a degree they all showed an element of that. In the upcoming QB class, I’m again looking at only three guys having shown that same ability that will make them potential early starters.