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QB Tannehill (foot) to miss Sr. Bowl; Combine?

Posted on: January 12, 2012 11:28 am
Edited on: January 12, 2012 11:58 am

Texas A&M senior quarterback Ryan Tannehill has a broken foot and won't participate in the Senior Bowl later this month, according to agent Pat Dye.

Tannehill,'s third-ranked quarterback, was injured in a drill. If he has surgery on his broken fifth metatarsal, he'll also be unavailable for passing drills at the NFL Scouting Combine in February.

Tannehill's raw skills make him a high-risk prospect but his natural ability, arm strength and mobility make the converted wide receiver a potentially high-reward pick, too.

At 6-feet-4, 222 pounds, he has prototypical size and played in a West Coast-based offensive system under former coach Mike Sherman with the Aggies. There is no concern about his ability to assimilate an NFL playbook.

Tannehill can show too much confidence in his own ability and will force the ball into closing passing windows, which led to 15 interceptions in 2011. 

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