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2012 NFL Draft: Texas A&M's Ryan Tannehill Listed In Top-5 Quarterbacks In Draft Class

NFL.com's Mike Mayock recently listed the top-five players at every position group from this year's draft class. The Texas A&M Aggies have one former player on the list to represent them: quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Mayock lists Tannehill as the third-best quarterback in this year's draft class behind Stanford's Andrew Luck, Baylor's Robert Griffin III and ahead of Oklahoma State's Brandon Weeden and Arizona's Nick Foles.

SB Nation's Mocking the Draft's scouting report on Tannehill says that he has a lot of talent but he's raw and needs to be with a coach who knows how to develop quarterbacks.

His lack of experience playing the quarterback in college makes him more of a raw prospect than most. That being said, I believe he's further along than most people believe. I'm not saying he'll necessarily be a day one starter, but I'd expect him to be challenging for the starting spot by mid-season of his rookie year (depending on who he's drafted by).

One of the best ways for me to describe him is; there's not a lot of things Tannehill can't do. He should excel in a west coast offense that includes short and intermediate timing routes when dropping back from under center; and a lot of play-action passes that involve roll-outs and bootlegs which get Tannehill on the move and make the most of his athleticism. He has a natural ability to extend the play, which not many other quarterbacks have coming out of college.

Their six-round mock draft has Tannehill being taken in the second round by the Seattle Seahawks.

For more on the Aggies, check out I Am The 12th Man, and for more on the draft, head to Mocking The Draft.

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