Report: Dolphins owner pushing for Tannehill

Miami has 8th pick in 1st round of NFL draft

Author: SportsDirect
Published On: Apr 23 2012 08:07:46 AM CDT
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Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross reportedly is lobbying hard for the team to draft Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill in the first round of Thursday's NFL draft.

The Dolphins have the eighth pick in the draft, and Profootballtalk.com cited a league source as saying Ross wants Tannehill to be that selection.

It has been a brutal offseason for Miami, who came up empty in attempts to land coach Jeff Fisher and quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Matt Flynn.

The Dolphins haven't drafted a quarterback in the first round since Dan Marino in 1983.