Jun 11, 2013; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) throws a pass during practice at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Is Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill Poised for Big Year?

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill put together a solid rookie campaign last season while being overshadowed by the likes of Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson and Robert Griffin III.

That said, Tannehill is potentially poised for a big sophomore campaign, especially with the addition of big-play wide receiver Mike Wallace.

ESPN’s Ron Jaworski is a big supporter of this notion after having watched every single snap Tannehill took in his rookie year (per Rotoworld):

Jaws believes Tannehill “showed a lot of positive traits despite having very few weapons at his disposal,” including the ability to “subtly move within the pocket to avoid pressure.” Added Jaworski, “For a rookie, Tannehill was very good at throwing with bodies around him in what I call a muddied pocket. That’s advanced NFL quarterbacking.” Jaws conceded Tannehill must improve on third down, where he “had the worst rating of all starting quarterbacks, including seven of his 13 interceptions.”

Last year Tannehill completed 58 percent of his passes while surrounded by questionable talent. As Jaws points out, Tannehill does a lot of advanced things properly, which means he has to continue to build on the little things moving forward.

It appears Tannehill can not only avoid a sophomore slump, but perhaps be even better next year. How do you think Tannehill will perform in 2013?


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