Sunday, May 15, 2011

Video and Analysis of Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill

In the most unlikeliest of stories, a star quarterback came from where no one expected it to come. It wasn't his job to begin with and he wasn't the starter. But by the time the 2010 season came to a close, wide receiver turned star quarterback Ryan Tannehill was far and away the man for the job.

Ryan Tannehill Quarterback Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Texas A&M Aggies throws against the LSU Tigers during the AT&T Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium on January 7, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The Aggies got off to a quick start under quarterback Jerrod Johnson, a guy who was looked at as a possible Heisman candidate prior to the start of the season. They picked up three non-conference wins over Stephen F. Austin, Louisiana Tech, and Florida International but then dropped the next three against Oklahoma State, Arkansas, and Missouri.

Johnson was struggling badly as the team's starting quarterback and head coach Mike Sherman needed to do something to right the ship before it completely sank.

A decision was made to bring in Tannehill, who was one of the team's starting wide receivers, to be the team's new starting quarterback when the team hit the road to take on the Kansas Jayhawks.

The junior quarterback threw for 155 yards and three touchdowns against Kansas but his best performance of the year by far was a 449-yard four touchdown performance at home against Texas Tech.

Tannehill, at 6-foot-3 and 219 pounds, was sharp on his short passes as well as his deep balls. He was rolling out and able to throw against his body as well as stand tall in the pocket and deliver perfect passes you would not expect from a former wide receiver.

He is going to be a player to watch in 2011 and could be one of the more underrated quarterbacks in the country.

Follow Todd Kaufmann on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook

No comments:

Post a Comment