DAVIE, Fl. If rookie tight end Michael Egnew is any measure, the Miami Dolphins got an absolute steal by drafting quarterback Ryan Tannehill, the Texas A&M product, with the No 8 pick in the first round.
"Anytime you get a good quarterback like him throwing to you, you're just like, 'Wow, it's amazing,' " said Egnew, Miami's third-round pick.
"The passes are accurate, they're on point. Good guy, great guy. I can't give him enough praise. He's excellent."
Miami coach Joe Philbin was quite as effusive, but he liked what he saw from Tannehill (6-4, 221) on Friday the first day of the Dolphins' three-day rookie mini-camp.
"I like the way he threw a couple of double moves, he threw a couple of deep balls," Philbin said. "I thought he threw those relatively well. It looked like he threw the ball on the move wellgiven the fact it's day one, practice one, I thought he did some good things."