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Tannehill buzz tempting Vikes to trade No. 3

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08:03 AM ET 04.06 | Ryan Tannehill's draft stock may pay dividends in Minnesota. [Tannehill] seems to be the player whose car is ascending faster up the track than anyone else's right now. Suddenly, thanks to a superb on-campus pro day, Tannehill has scouts and general managers and draft experts feeling incredibly intrigued by his skill set and upside. Which, it just so happens, could impact what the Vikings do with the No. 3 pick. How, you ask? No, General Manager Rick Spielman has no interest in drafting Tannehill, the Vikings still very much behind Christian Ponder as their designated quarterback of the future. But Spielman would be wise to aggressively promote the growing hype around Tannehill in an effort to enhance the value of his No. 3 pick.

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April 6, 2012  08:07 AM ET

I'd be careful of this guy.

April 6, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Spielman is still behind Ponder? He probably still thinks the Titanic is unsinkable.

April 6, 2012  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Spielman is still behind Ponder? He probably still thinks the Titanic is unsinkable.

Vikes behind Ponder just like the Jets are behind Dirty Sanchez?

April 6, 2012  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Vikes behind Ponder just like the Jets are behind Dirty Sanchez?

Ed Zachary!

April 6, 2012  08:40 AM ET

This would be a dumb move. The Vikings seem like they don't know which way to turn with their QB's.

April 6, 2012  08:53 AM ET

Stick with drafting Kalil and quit jerking around.

Still, I'd love to play poker with an idiot like Spielman.

April 6, 2012  09:01 AM ET

Just stop! Nobody is trading to that spot to take Tannehill.
The question is if anybody would spend a first round pick on him? Doubtful.

April 6, 2012  09:06 AM ET

The only QB that has had success there over the past few years other than Favre, is Joe Webb.

Why they start garbage instead of him, is beyond me.

April 6, 2012  09:08 AM ET

Seems to happen every year with somebody. Doesn't production count for anything anymore? Maybe this guy turns into something after years of practice, like Brad Johnson did before winning a title in Tampa. But does a team want to spend a first round pick on a guy that may or may not turn into something for 5 or 6 years let alone trade picks to move up and get him?

April 6, 2012  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Just stop! Nobody is trading to that spot to take Tannehill. The question is if anybody would spend a first round pick on him? Doubtful.

Right, I keep thinking this has to be some media creation and no one is legit considering him in the 1st half of the 1st round. He didn't show a lot in his limited time starting in college, this guy is a project that belongs in the 2nd round. Not a top 10 pick that will be starting almost immediately... Then again it's likely to be the Dolphins drafting him, soooooo haha cool.

April 6, 2012  09:11 AM ET
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Right, I keep thinking this has to be some media creation and no one is legit considering him in the 1st half of the 1st round. He didn't show a lot in his limited time starting in college, this guy is a project that belongs in the 2nd round. Not a top 10 pick that will be starting almost immediately... Then again it's likely to be the Dolphins drafting him, soooooo haha cool.

They do have a history of bad QB drafting. But even they must get it after a while, or not.

April 6, 2012  09:17 AM ET
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They do have a history of bad QB drafting. But even they must get it after a while, or not.

That team is a mess... straight lost in the sauce.

April 6, 2012  09:32 AM ET
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This would be a dumb move. The Vikings seem like they don't know which way to turn with their QB's.

WORD....

April 6, 2012  09:34 AM ET

Tannehill has "Brady Quinn" written all over him.

April 6, 2012  09:45 AM ET

Lindy sports draft magazine compares him to Mark Sanchez. Hmmmm? Is that defamation?

April 6, 2012  09:46 AM ET
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The question is if anybody would spend a first round pick on him? Doubtful.

I thought that about Ponder and Gabbert.

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April 6, 2012  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Stick with drafting Kalil and quit jerking around.Still, I'd love to play poker with an idiot like Spielman.

I agree. Get a good tackle and he's effective for at least 7 or 8 years. They need to give Ponder some more time. He's shown some flashes of being really good. . . and some of being really bad. Give him some time.

 
April 6, 2012  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

but not Tebow?

I'm referring to last years draft.

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