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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Peter King Predicts The Miami Dolphins Will Select Ryan Tannehill

With the NFL Draft a little more than a week away, Peter King of Sports Illustrated released his latest mock draft. In this mock draft, King not only predicted who he thought each team in the first round would choose, he also thought about who the teams should choose.

With the Miami Dolphins at the No. 8 overall draft pick, King predicts that the team should and will draft Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

If you're going to trust the coach you hired (Joe Philbin) to energize the offense and the coordinator you hired (Mike Sherman, who coached Tannehill in college) to tutor the quarterback, you've got to pick the triggerman they want. But you can't panic by moving up to take Tannehill, because that would most likely cost at least a second-rounder. Not worth it.

The Dolphins would be smart to not try and risk trading up to get Tannehill as it would be a fairly high cost to get him higher. The jury is still out on whether or not Tannehill could be a great quarterback in the NFL, but make no mistake, the Dolphins need a quarterback for the future.

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