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QB job up for grabs in Miami

RYAN TANNEHILL Quarterback, Texas A&M Tannehill is a

Quarterback, Texas A&M
Tannehill is a hot name and quickly moving up in many mock drafts. He had some mistake-filled games during his career at Texas A&M (He threw 15 interceptions last season). But there are experts and NFL executives who believe Tannehill is as good or will be better than Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III at the pro level. Tannehill (6-4, 221) is athletic and showed off his running skills plenty at Texas A&M. Tannehill was a wide receiver during his first two seasons at Texas A&M, catching a total of 101 passes. He eventually took over at quarterback, replacing starter Jerrod Johnson and leading the Aggies to some big wins. He has the leadership skills to take charge of a pro offense. Tannehill could slip if certain teams pass on him early in the first round. But don’t be surprised to hear Tannehill’s name called soon after Luck and Griffin.
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David Garrard, Matt Moore or Ryan Tannehill?

As far as Dolphins new head coach Joe Philbin is concerned, all three are still in contention for the starting job at quarterback.

Garrard has looked the best in training camp so far, but Moore is the incumbent from last season and Tannehill was the team’s first-round draft pick this year. So Philbin wants to see more before he makes his decision on his No. 1 passer.

Philbin told Joe Rose today on WQAM in Miami that all three still have a chance to start the season. Garrard has been the most consistent quarterback so far, and Tannehill is still learning the offense after coming into training camp following a brief contract holdout.

When asked about Tannehill in his daily session with reporters today, Philbin said, “The one thing, it’s funny, and I’ve told this to [assistant quarterbacks coach] Zac [ Taylor] and [offensive coordinator] Mike [ Sherman], he’s so under control at times that he doesn’t look like he has the greatest urgency on occasion. He’s kind of cool and collected.”

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