The draft stock for former Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill has skyrocketed over the past few weeks and in some places he has been projected as a top-10 pick or higher. The rise is due to Tannehill's physical skill set and his performance in his workouts.
However, ESPN's Mel Kiper, Jr. is not falling for the hype and feels that Tannehill is overrated as a top-10 selection:
I love Tannehill's upside, and I think he has a great shot to be a good starter, but the market on him has gotten a little out of hand in some respects. Remember, if Matt Barkley, Landry Jones and perhaps Tyler Wilson were in this draft, we're talking about a likelier bet for late-first or second round for Tannehill. Again, he can be a good one, but a lot of it is projecting, because while his physical abilities are so impressive there is much work to be done.
Kiper's rational makes sense because this year's quarterback crop has only two elite quarterbacks in Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, but with quarterback always a need for teams picking early those teams may reach in trying to find their next franchise quarterback.
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