Chiefs Might Be In 'Tannehill-Or-Pass' Scenario In NFL Draft

AUSTIN TX - NOVEMBER 25: Quarterback Ryan Tannehill #17 of Texas A&M passes against the University of Texas during the second half at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 25 2010 in Austin Texas. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs have worked out several quarterbacks leading up to the 2012 NFL Draft, from Texas A&M's Ryan Tannehill to other names like Kirk Cousins and Brock Osweiler. Gary Horton of Scouts, Inc. says that the Chiefs are likely looking at Tannehill alone as the possibility of drafting anyone in 2012, and even that's not a given. Instead, he refers to the Chiefs draft scenario as a possible "Tannehill-or-pass" draft plan.

Tannehill has been linked to the Chiefs in several mock drafts in recent weeks, but most of that speculation has died down. Of course, such rumors often provide nothing substantive in the end, so it's impossible to read any tea leaves and come up with something concrete at this point.

The former Aggies quarterback has wowed some and it's likely he heads to the Dolphins at No. 8 in the first round. However, if he's there, Horton writes the Chiefs could pull the trigger:

The Chiefs could easily take Tannehill at No. 11 if he dropped to them. They think he fits their offense perfectly with his ability to use a moving pocket and make the downfield throws. However, moving up to get him or taking one of the other QBs with pick No. 44 is unlikely. This may be a Tannehill-or-pass scenario for Kansas City, although there are recent rumors that the Chiefs might look seriously at Cousins in the second round. Both Tannehill and Cousins make sense, as they could sit and learn behind Matt Cassel for at least a year.

Tannehill threw for 3,744 yards with 29 touchdowns and 15 interceptions last season for the Aggies last season.

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