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Contrary to the several surprising trades that unfolded in the first seven picks, nobody jumped out of their seat in Radio City Music Hall when the Miami Dolphins took Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill with the eighth overall pick in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft on Thursday evening, April 26.
The last time the team selected a quarterback in the first round was Dan Marino in 1983.
Dolphins veteran quarterbacks Matt Moore and David Garrard knew the direction of the organization, as they are both searching for that staple to be the face of the franchise.
Questions about their competition against each other, and the potential newcomer (which is now a reality), dominated the team’s press conference last Tuesday. Now it’s time for the other threes of crowd in South Beach.
“Well, there’s always potential,” said Garrard last Tuesday, according to the team’s press release.
“Has the draft happened yet? No, ok (laughing). It’s always a chance to bring s...