Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/20/12
A lot of pressure comes with being a first-round pick. The big money contracts -- although not nearly as big as in the past -- hold a hefty weight, the spotlight shines down on them like a solar eclipse, and maybe most importantly they are relentlessly scrutinized at every twist and turn. Especially quarterbacks. So after being selected No. 8 overall in this past April's NFL draft, Ryan Tannehill had unrealistic expectations of being the savior of the Miami Dolphins franchise. But while the heat is high for the Dolphins to make a big splash this season, the reality is...

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