2012 NFL Mock Draft: Ryan Tannehill To The Browns?

With the decisions of USC's Matt Barkley and OU's Landry Jones to return to school, there is a huge drop-off at the QB position in the NFL Draft behind Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.

Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill, despite missing the Senior Bowl and most of the pre-draft workouts due to a broken foot, is looking like the biggest beneficiary right now, as he sneaks into the first round at No. 22 to the Cleveland Browns in the latest mock draft from SB Nation:

22. Cleveland Browns (from Atlanta), Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M

Colt McCoy has a bright future as an NFL backup quarterback. The Browns could be active in free agency or on the trade market looking for a veteran to replace McCoy. They might find a solid interim option to start ahead of Tannehill who has the kind of upside the Browns need in a quarterback.

With the St. Louis Rams likely auctioning off the No. 2 pick, and the rights to select the loser of the Luck/Griffin competition, several NFL teams in the top 10 with needs at the QB position could be looking at Tannehill intently over the next few months.

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