AUSTIN TX - NOVEMBER 25: Quarterback Ryan Tannehill #17 of Texas A&M during the game against University of Texas in the first half at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 25 2010 in Austin Texas. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
Tannehill is a hidden gem in this draft,a quiet secret who was always sneaking up to #3..you want him,you better talk to Zigi The Biggie!— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) April 11, 2012
Translation: I would really like it if a AFC rival team gave up a ton of picks to move up to the No. 3 spot and draft Ryan Tannehill. -Sincerely, Jim Irsay
On Twitter, I had a fun back and forth with SI's Will Carroll and Indy radio host Jon "JMV" Michael Vincent regarding Irsay's little love note to Tannehill. All of us agree Irsay is BSing. He probably wants someone in his division or conference to overpay for Tannehill, possibly allowing better players to fall to the Colts at pick no. 34.
That, or he's just bored and is now expounding on players other teams should take an interest in.
Personally, I think Tannehill is a great quarterback prospect. If you are the Cleveland Browns at No. 4, you have to take him over anyone else. This is a quarterback-driven league now. running the ball and playing defense are secondary to having a potential franchise quarterback.
Tannehill offers that potential.