2012 NFL Draft - Pick 8: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins

by Cory J. Bonini on April 26, 2012 @ 18:00:16 PDT

 


Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins selected Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill with the eighth overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Fantasy analysis: Tannehill, with only 19 collegiate starts, is the future of the Dolphins' offense, but that doesn't meant he will start to begin the 2012 season. In all likelihood, he will ride the pine behind Matt Moore until the Dolphins either lose enough games to make the switch or feel Tannehill is ready to take over the reigns. It is hard to imagine that the coaching staff will throw him into the fire for Week 1.

Tannehill is an extremely risky fantasy selection and should only be selected by owners in full-retention keeper leagues for 2012. The extremely athletic passer is poised for a strong NFL career, but it will take time to see profit on your fantasy football investment.

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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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