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Polian Would Trade Up for Tannehill
By on April 11, 2012 at 11:03 am

There seems to be a consensus building among draft prognosticators that the Miami Dolphins will select Ryan Tannehill with the No. 8 pick in this month’s draft.

If the Dolphins truly are interested in Tannehill, they may need to attempt to gauge the interest of the Cleveland Browns, who own the fourth overall selection.

But should the Dolphins–or any team interested in Tannehill–trade up to the third spot for the Texas A&M quarterback?

Bill Polian would do it, and he would advise the Dolphins to pursue a potential trade, too.

The former Colts general manger and current ESPN analyst supported a Dolphins-Vikings swap in his latest column for ESPN.

Part of Polian’s justification for a potential trade was excerpted on Kevin Seifert’s ESPN NFC North blog.

“In my mind, this is a trade you must make if you’re the Dolphins,” Polian wrote. “There is no reason to gamble and hope that he falls to No. 8. With the new CBA, Tannehill’s position as a QB and his contract wouldn’t be an impediment to moving up to No. 3 to select him.

“And even if the Browns do pass on Tannehill at No. 4, there’s no guarantee a team like Kansas City won’t trade up to take him.”

Even though the Vikings could probably use Matt Kalil, the top tackle prospect in the draft, they do appear to be open to a trade, especially if they are presented with an enticing offer from a team looking to land Tannehill.


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jagen24 says:

I now know why Polian is unemployed… idiot

Bottomofthemap says:

Agreed. Personally, I went from not even knowing who the heck Tannehill was 3 months ago, to thinking that he has potential (after watching film), and now some idiots not only think he’s deserving of a top 10 pick with only 19 games under his belt, but THIS guy thinks that we should trade up to get him….lol

Put the crack pipe down please. You MUST be high. He would not start over either of the TWO quarterbacks that we already have on the team. So how does that even make sense? Man, I hope you have no influence in this decision because you lack decision making skills.

Sure, lets trade 2 or 3 players (picks) for a potential BUST. Top picks…..lol Right.

Tannehill will make you eat your words!

hptfinfan says:

Polian is an idiot #3 for a third round QB all these so called analyst are doing nothing but making stories to sell if that the beat they can do they should change jobs that’s right he just got fired from his last position