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Ryan Tannehill Drawing Praise from HC Joe Philbin

Miami Dolphins first-round pick Ryan Tannehill’s performance during Saturday’s scrimmage impressed both teammates and coaches. Tannehill wound up completing 8 of 10 passes for 77 yards and directed the only touchdown drive with a stunning 26 yard pass to Anthony Fassano, which really highlighted his overall athleticism.

“He showed good poise,” said head coach Joe Philbin, via the Associated Press.  “It doesn’t look too big for him here in the stadium and with coaches on the side and plays coming down from the coordinators upstairs and through that whole communication process. I was yelling on the touchdown pass, `Run, run, run,’ and then he threw a touchdown.”

It should be noted that Tannehill was working with the second team offense against the first team defense. If Tannehill continues to impress throughout the preseason, there’s a good chance that he could be in the mix to start Week 1 over David Garrard and Matt Moore.