2012 NFL Draft: TST Community Round 1, Pick 11

HOUSTON - DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Ryan Tannehill #17 of Texas A&M Aggies rolls out looking for a receiver against Northwestern Wildcats at Reliant Stadium on December 31, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

iplaythedrums, GM of the Bills, selected Courtney Upshaw out of Alabama yesterday. Today, waggs07 is picking for the Chiefs. Shocker? I think so.


Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M

Pick Grade:


"The Chiefs have said that they are looking to draft a quarterback to compete with Matt Cassel because he is not getting the job done, so Tannehill would be a perfect fit since he is a little raw and wouldn't have to start right away. That being said, Tannehill has loads of potential with good size at 6'4'' 222 and has the arm to make every throw on the field along with nice throwing mechanics and accuracy. To add to that the Chiefs have few holes to fill and a lot of cap space to work with so this kind of pick won't hurt them all."

Analysis after the jump.

This pick gives the Broncos #3 selection of Justin Blackmon a run for it's money as most controversial pick so far. I don't like it for a number of reasons:

First, the offensive coordinator. Brian Daboll was with the Browns as OC from 09-10, and the Dolphins in '11. Do any of those offenses stand out to you for QB play? No. In fact, Colt McCoy criticized Daboll for making him feel like a "leper". His tough attitude may push a player who needs development, like Tannehill, into the abyss.

Secondly, I don't see this as an upgrade. Tannehill is going to need development. He is going to need time. He very well could end up being available at this time in the 2nd like Jimmy Clausen, or be snatched up this high like Christian Ponder. I just don't think the Chiefs are upgrading a position, merely, "playing for the future." To me, that's just not the way to go.

Still, he's probably the best QB prospect on the board, and if you are picking for need, he's the guy. Bold move by waggs07!

Pick 11, the big shocker, is in the books! If you missed any of the previous picks, or want to see what trades have been made so far, check out the full schedule. If you are GM and would like to see dbcouver's awesome Big Board, go here.

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