2012 MHR Community Mock Draft: Cleveland Browns Select Ryan Tannehill, Quarterback, Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, TX - SEPTEMBER 24: Quarterback Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Texas A&M Aggies looks for a receiver in the second quarter against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Kyle Field on September 24, 2011 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)



With the 22nd pick in the 2012 MHR Community Mock draft, the Cleveland Browns select:

Ryan Tannehill, Quarterback, Texas A&M

Browns' GM: DBroncs1414

GM Explanation: As I said before with the 4th pick, McCoy is not the answer. I also said I didn't like Tannehills value at 4, but here I can't pass him up. He has all the tools to be a franchise QB, and although he's pretty far behind mentally its very encouraging seeing how much he has picked up in such a short span. I also made this pick knowing that McCoy may not be franchise QB worthy, but hes good enough to start a season or 2 if Tannehill needs to sit yet on a cheap enough contract to demote him to backup whenever Tannehills ready.


A QB with this much potential is impossible to pass on this late in the first when my team has such a mediocre QB. Also I would be, and I know Holmgren and Shurmur would be as well, very excited to build a foundation for the future of this offense around Blackmon and Tannehill

Commissioner's analysis: I agree, at this point the Browns really can't pass up on Tannehill. This is about where I have his value right now, but I think he's going to actually be drafted much higher than this. There are rumors out there that he won't sneak past Seattle at 12, so if he falls this far I'll be shocked. I think he brings an interesting dynamic to the Browns. If he is able to come in and sit for a year, he could be really effective. The former wide receiver only started for about a year and a half, but his upside is excellent. If the Browns can find a way to get him here, it's great value.

Draft Recap:

1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

2. Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

3. Minnesota Vikings: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

4. Cleveland Browns: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

6. St. Louis Rams: Matt Kalil, OT, USC

7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina

8. Miami Dolphins: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford

9. Carolina Panthers: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State

10. Buffalo Bills: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

11. Kansas City Chiefs: Michael Brockers, DT, LSU

12. Seattle Seahawks: Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina

13. Arizona Cardinals: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa

14. Dallas Cowboys: Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

15. Philadelphia Eagles: Mark Barron, S, Alabama

16. New York Jets: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

17. Cincinnati Bengals: Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

18. San Diego Chargers: Dre' Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

19. Chicago Bears: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

20. Tennessee Titans: Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina

22. Cleveland Browns: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M

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