Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, not offensive coordinator Mike Sherman or general 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 choose in this week’s NFL draft, a league supply 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 producing the push, the source stated.
Later Sunday, however, 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 pick, nor is he mandating that Tannehill turn out to be a Dolphin. The source said Ross will not be issuing such direct orders relating to the draft.
The Dolphins need to have a quarterback right after losing out on probabilities to land totally free agents Peyton Manning and Matt Flynn. Matt Moore and David Garrard currently are in line to see time at the position subsequent season.
Although many — such as NFL Network draft analysts Mike Mayock and Charley Casserly — don’t see Tannehill as a top rated-10 draft pick, Casserly doesn’t think the Dolphins would be reaching to take him at No. 8.
“Quarterbacks are drafted greater than they are rated due to the fact with out a franchise QB in this league, you have small likelihood to be productive,” he not too long ago told The Miami Herald.
Tannehill told NFL.com’s Jeff Darlington that he likely would fit effectively in Sherman’s offense in Miami.
“Coach Sherman runs a West Coast offense, type of drop-back passing, as nicely as moving the pocket,” Tannehill said. “I feel that’s a couple of issues I do effectively is move and throw on the run. He likes to move the pocket — bootlegs, nakeds, whatever it could be.”
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