Found April 21, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:

We have all seen it happen during the NFL draft coverage as young players sit and wait for their name to be called.

Players surrounding them are picking up the phones, hugging their parents and putting on hats. Instead of doing the same they continue to sit as their fate lies in the shape of a small note card read by the NFL commissioner.

It even happens to the great ones as Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers was once in the same position and now uses the feeling as motivation.

Here are three players that will free-fall during the 2012 NFL draft.

Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M

Quarterbacks usually go higher than expected because of the importance of the position. Everyone seems to be searching for that diamond in the rough, but scouts know that Tannehill isn’t worth a top selection

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