Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, not offensive coordinator Mike Sherman or common manager Jeff Ireland, is the driving force behind the team’s interest in choosing Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill with the No. 8 overall pick in this week’s NFL draft, a league source told ProFootballTalk.com on Sunday.
Sherman, who joined the Dolphins this offseason, was Tannehill’s college coach at Texas A&M. But it’s Ross who’s generating the push, the source mentioned.
Later Sunday, nonetheless, a supply with the Dolphins sent an e-mail to the Miami Herald to say that the report was not precise. According to the source, Ross is not telling Ireland what to do with the draft choose, nor is he mandating that Tannehill turn into a Dolphin. The source mentioned Ross will not be issuing such direct orders relating to the draft.
The Dolphins require a quarterback following losing out on probabilities to land free agents Peyton Manning and Matt Flynn. Matt Moore and David Garrard at the moment are in line to see time at the position subsequent season.
Though numerous — like NFL Network draft analysts Mike Mayock and Charley Casserly — don’t see Tannehill as a top-ten draft pick, Casserly doesn’t think the Dolphins would be reaching to take him at No. 8.
“Quarterbacks are drafted higher than they are rated simply because with no a franchise QB in this league, you have tiny chance to be profitable,” he recently told The Miami Herald.
Tannehill told NFL.com’s Jeff Darlington that he likely would fit nicely in Sherman’s offense in Miami.
“Coach Sherman runs a West Coast offense, sort of drop-back passing, as nicely as moving the pocket,” Tannehill said. “I believe that’s a couple of factors I do nicely is move and throw on the run. He likes to move the pocket — bootlegs, nakeds, whatever it could be.”
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