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2012 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins Owner Pushing To Draft Texas A&M QB?

Ryan Tannehill played wideout for the Texas A&M Aggies up until his junior season before being converted to quarterback for the remainder of his collegiate career.

As signal caller for the Aggies, Tannehill threw for 5,450 yards with 42 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. That's enough for Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross to consider taking him with the eighth pick in the first round of this weeks NFL Draft, according to a report by ProFootballTalk.

It's unknown whether Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill will be selected with the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, or seventh choice in the 2012 NFL draft. If the converted receiver remains on the board at No. 8, it's believed that the Dolphins will be inclined to take him.

After missing out on Peyton Manning and Green Bay Packer's quarterback Matt Flynn in the offseason, Tannehill could be the answer to the Dolphins gaping hole at the QB position. Miami desperately needs something (or someone) to generate enough excitement to get fans back in the seats and behind the Dolphins once again.

Stay tuned to the NFL Draft this Thursday to see if Tannehill does indeed start his pro career in South Florida.

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