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08:03 AM ET 04.23 | Miami's needs don't begin or end with a quarterback. Maybe the Dolphins don't pick Ryan Tannehill. Maybe general manager Jeff Ireland sees all that potential, the leaked 34 Wonderlic score, the impressive 2-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio after only 19 starts and still decides, nah. ... I doubt it. Every sign points to Miami picking Tannehill and everyone in the NFL would be surprised if Ireland weighs the need his team has at quarterback and picks someone else -- serving up the biggest draft-day curveball since Brady Quinn. But what if the Dolphins surprise? What then? More importantly, who then? Here is the name to keep in mind just in case: Fletcher Cox.

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April 23, 2012  08:11 AM ET

Go ahead... take Tannehill.



Leave Cox to us...

April 23, 2012  08:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Leave Cox to us...

-signed, The San Fernando Valley

April 23, 2012  08:33 AM ET

Huge red flag on Tannehill if Miami passes on him. A QB-needy team with his college coach as OC?

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April 23, 2012  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Huge red flag on Tannehill if Miami passes on him. A QB-needy team with his college coach as OC?

Good point.

April 23, 2012  08:59 AM ET

Fletcher Cox is rising in the draft

April 23, 2012  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Go ahead... take Tannehill. Leave Cox to us...

If the safety Barron is still there, don't you think they will take him?

April 23, 2012  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Fletcher Cox is rising in the draft

The first blitzing linebacker to get to him will be a Cox sacker.

April 23, 2012  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

If the safety Barron is still there, don't you think they will take him?

If Cox isn't, then absolutely...

But as the Giants have shown... if you can't get a pass rush you are screwed. I'm pretty certain Cox fits the bill if he is still around at 14.

April 23, 2012  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Cox is rising in the draft

Easy there...

April 23, 2012  09:26 AM ET

Tannehill would be a great pick for Miami so they can continue to wallow in mediocrity.

April 23, 2012  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Go ahead... take Tannehill. Leave Cox to us...

Mississippi State!!!

April 23, 2012  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Tannehill would be a great pick for Miami so they can continue to wallow in mediocrity.

They've done well without him so far.

April 23, 2012  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Huge red flag on Tannehill if Miami passes on him. A QB-needy team with his college coach as OC?

There's a huge red flag on a QB that was originally scouted as no higher than Round #2 in any case. He competed, but Stephen McGee and Jerrod Johnson beat him out for QB his first two years. I think his agent has created a lot of potentially Brian Bosworthian-hype for old Ryan.

April 23, 2012  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Leave Cox to us...

San Francisco?

April 23, 2012  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Mississippi State!!!

He would look so damn good next to Ratliff...


Nats looking good, Chico.

April 23, 2012  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Tannehill would be a great pick for Miami so they can continue to wallow in mediocrity.

Heh heh, yeah, I'm not that impressed, I think he'll be a dud. Just a gut feeling, could be wrong though. = 9

April 23, 2012  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

There's a huge red flag on a QB that was originally scouted as no higher than Round #2 in any case. He competed, but Stephen McGee and Jerrod Johnson beat him out for QB his first two years. I think his agent has created a lot of potentially Brian Bosworthian-hype for old Ryan.

Guess if he's a bust at QB they could make him a wideout! = 9

April 23, 2012  10:52 AM ET

Ryan Leaf?

 
April 23, 2012  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

The first blitzing linebacker to get to him will be a Cox sacker.

lol, you just made my morning.

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