Miami fans clamored for a quarterback, and owner Stephen Ross supported the investment of a first-round pick in a passer.
“You have your chances of getting a franchise quarterback in the first round,” Ross said. “Historically you see most of them come out of the first round. I always said once we can identify a franchise quarterback, let’s go get him. And I think that’s what we found.”
Tannehill might have been a reach at No. 8. He started just 19 games in college after switching from receiver to quarterback, and last year he threw 15 interceptions while going only 1-4 against Top 25 teams.
But the 6-foot-4, 222-pound Tannehill received favorable reviews from his college coach, Mike Sherman, the Dolphins’ new offensive coordinator. General manager Jeff Ireland said that while Tannehill lacks experience, his size, arm strength, toughness, intelligence and overall athletic ability make him a top prospect.
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