Feb 26, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill (15) and Stanford Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck (12) watch the workouts during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
Señor Todd McShay of ESPN must have sustained a concussion before he said this:
"I don't think the difference between Robert Griffin III and Tannehill is all that big, I really don't,'' ESPN's Todd McShay said on a conference call today. "I'd have a very difficult time passing on him at that No. 4 pick. I just think he has everything you look for in a future franchise quarterback if you develop him properly and you're willing to be patient.''
We have reached the point now where it has gone from farce to screwball comedy. First, there were people saying RG3 was a better quarterback prospect than Andrew Luck, creating a nontroversy that is nothing more than a time sink. Now, Ryan Tannehill is apparently comparable to RG3, and there isn't that much of a difference between the two.
Should I expect a tweet from Jim Irsay soon suggesting Tannehill No. 1 overall?
Look, I think Tannehill has a lot of upside. He's a smart good who works hard and has all the physical tools. However, he's no where near close to being "NFL ready," and comparing him to RG3 is laughable. Griffin has a better arm, is faster, and has more experience starting. Griffin also had tremendous success on the field in college.
I agree with McShay when it comes to Cleveland, though. They need to take a long, hard look at Tannehill at pick No. 4. However, comparable with RG3? Come on.