ESPN Insider Todd McShay has caused quite a stir on the interwebs day with his latest bold talk about Robert Griffin III and Ryan Tannehill:
#espn's todd mcshay: "i don't think the difference between rg3 and tannehill is all that big, really don't...he has chance to be great.''— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) March 30, 2012
Tannehill's stock has skyrocketed in the last few weeks, as NFL teams react to the paucity of available QB's in the 2012 draft behind Andrew Luck and Griffin.
The Texas A&M product has all the measurables, with a cannon arm at 6'4 222 and a 40 time of 4.62.
However, he was a WR in his first two years for the Aggies, making the transition to becoming a QB late in the 2010 season.
As a result, he doesn't have nearly as many reps at the position as three-year starters like Griffin and Luck, which Football Outsiders found was one of the biggest red flags for QB's who end up becoming busts.
Nevertheless, there's a good chance an NFL team falls in love with Tannehill's potential, regardless of his performance in college, and he becomes a high first-round draft pick like Blaine Gabbert (Jacksonville) and Christian Ponder (Minnesota).
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