Biography: Senior totals included 61.6%/3744 yards/29 TDs/15 interceptions with 306 yards and four more scores on the ground, Started six games as a junior, throwing for 65%/1638/13/6. Lined up at receiver as a sophomore, leading the team with 46/1453/4.
Positives: Athletic quarterback prospect with a developing game. Sell ball fakes, knows where his receivers are on the field and remains poised under the rush. Moves well on his feet, easily gets outside the pocket and loses nothing throwing on the move. Stands strong against the rush, buys time for receivers and goes through progressions, getting the ball to his second or third option. Remains poised, makes good choices and is a smart football player. Always keeps his eyes downfield searching for receivers inside or outside of the pocket. Displays a good sense of timing, does not have receivers waiting on passes; throws a catchable ball. Puts air under his deep passes and corner patterns, allowing wideouts to run to the ball. Possess above-average arm strength with the ability to put velocity on passes. Picks up yardage with his legs when nothing else is available, showing the ability to outrun defenders.
Negatives: Passes occasionally get away from him, putting receivers in perilous positions. Does not always find the safety. Occasionally seems to predetermine where he'll throw the ball from the snap. Does not always release the ball with proper technique or footwork.
Analysis: Tannehill displayed terrific progress the past two seasons after moving back to the quarterback position from receiver. He has a lot of potential. May need time to polish his skills, but his stock is on the rise.
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