So..Ryan Tannehill anyone? The Texas A&M quarterback is widely considered the third best quarterback prospects in the 2012 NFL draft. Some people have him going as high as the top 10. Others have him falling. The word is that he's a riser right now in mock drafts.
The pick: Ryan Tannehill.
Tannehill may be gone before this, or the Chiefs may trade out of here to let a team take him here while they wait for an offensive tackle or nose tackle. Or they just may take Tannehill themselves. With the way free agency is breaking the Chiefs don't seem to be in the Matt Flynn derby and everybody else left is pretty much a backup as first-year head coach Romeo Crennel mulls a curious QB situation.
Hmm. We hardly see anyone picking a QB for the Chiefs but that was before the top backup quarterbacks on the free agent market were already scooped up. I bet we start seeing this pick more often.
But I do not think Tannehill is the pick for the Chiefs in real life. This is way too much of a risk for GM Scott Pioli. I can't imagine he feels comfortable with a college quarterback who has been a starter for just a year and a half. I need at a minimum two full seasons of starting experience, preferably closer to three. The idea of selecting him makes me extremely uncomfortable.
At the same time, the Chiefs very well could make it known they want a QB (like, um, they already have). In theory that drives up the value of the 11th pick, if Tannehill is still there, which he may not be.
Tannehill in KC. What's the first thought that comes to your mind?