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Considering the respective decisions of Matt Barkley and Landry Jones to forego the 2012 NFL Draft for their senior seasons (not to mention the fact that quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are projected to be taken with the first two picks), it’s pretty clear that signal-callers are going at a premium this year. As a result, many draft gurus have already raised the player they believe to be the next-best quarterback — namely, Texas A&M’s Ryan Tannehill — into the late-first round based solely upon many teams’ needs at this position. However, the question remains: does his play actually merit a selection in the first round?    For starters, most of Tannehill’s time at College Station was spent catching passes rather than throwing them — in other words, he has only played one-and-a-half seasons under center after 19 starts in the NCAA. And because of a broken foot that’s kept him off the field since January, he hasn't been able to practice or demonstrate the so...
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