Armando Salguero seemed fairly adamant last night that Ross hasn’t been pushing for any one player.
King adds that there are some rumors that the Seattle Seahawks could trade up for Tannehill and even cut a deal with the Jaguars, who are known to be shopping the #7 overall pick, and take him before the Dolphins are even on the clock. There’s no question that Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is very high on the Texas A&M quarterback, but it’s hard to think that they would trade up for a quarterback when they just recently signed Matt Flynn.
Armando Salguero refutes the previous report and adds that Stephen Ross isn’t pushing for anyone, according to a “very, very, very highly placed source within the Dolphins organization.”
Salguero adds that Ross hasn’t told GM Jeff Ireland who he would like them to select and mentions that such a conversation “will not happen.”
Tannehill is still an option for the Dolphins, but it’s apparently not the slam dunk that Pro Football Talk’s sources believe it is.
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reports that a league source has informed him that Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is “pushing” for them to take Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill.
Ross is reportedly trying to “turn the page” on what has a been a very disappointing last few seasons for the Dolphins franchise. Losing out on Jeff Fisher, Peyton Manning and Matt Flynn only helped to exasperated their strained relationship with the teams’ fanbase.
Tannehill has been rumored to be the target of the Dolphins for a number of months now, but there’s still a chance that they may have to trade up to prevent someone like the Chiefs from snatching away. Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman coached Tannehill a few years ago so there’s obviously a deeper connection beyond their immediate needs.
For what it’s worth, we have the Dolphins taking him in our most recent 2012 NFL Mock Draft.