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They would have picked Tannehill @12.

Posted: 05/02/2012 10:38 AM

They would have picked Tannehill @12. 


I have complete belief in that.

Even though they had Irwin rated as the top pick, had RT been there they would have taken him. Wilson is proof of that alone. Had they done so, RW would not have been taken obviously and the pass rush would have been dealt with in the 2nd and LB in the 3rd.

Trading down to 15 was the response to Miami's selection and Irwin was plan b.

Just my opinion.
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Posted: 05/03/2012 9:41 AM

Re: They would have picked Tannehill @12. 



woofu wrote: I have complete belief in that.

Even though they had Irwin rated as the top pick, had RT been there they would have taken him. Wilson is proof of that alone. Had they done so, RW would not have been taken obviously and the pass rush would have been dealt with in the 2nd and LB in the 3rd.

Trading down to 15 was the response to Miami's selection and Irwin was plan b.

Just my opinion.
You are exactly right Woof, the Hawks had Tannehill as pick 1, round 1, pick 12 overall. 

When he went off the board to Miami, Irvin  was the next choice.  Everything on draft day is in a constant state of flux based on whom is picked.  In another office at VMAC, there were 12 guys doing "what-if" projections based on each pick taken and a complete re-shuffleing of the board happened after every pick.

I think age alone, kept the Hawks from taking Weeden in the first.  His evaluation sheet had him scored at 88 to 91.    To put this into perspective, I had Luck at 95 to 98, RG3 at 94 to 96.
I was asked to quickly do an evaluation sheet on Bruce Irvin as soon as Tannehill went off the board.  I had him at between an 82 and 85 on his overall.  I was barely able to complete the sheet before it was our turn to make the pick.  It was definately plan B.  But then again, we had in place plan C through plan P. 

The Hawks would have taken Russ Wilson anyway, however, because he was a targeted player Pete and John wanted as well.  I don't know if it was for the competition aspect of the Qb position, or if they have another plan for him, but if he were available when the Hawks came around again, I knew he was going to be selected.  My eval. sheet on Wilson was a 79 to 83 on his overall.   Still, very high marks for an uproven player. 

The evaluation sheets are alot like the player evals and scoring that you see in the Madden Football Video Games.  Scores for accuracy, arm strength, pocket presence, scrambling ability and so on, combined with College QB Rating, combine performance, character and football IQ contribute to their overall scores.  From there they are ranked, according to score, on the draft board and shuffled through accordingly to who is selected.  Constant re-ranking of players often takes a lower ranked player or players  and pushes them to the forefront based on team needs.

Yes sir, Tannehill would have been a Seahawk, if he were available at 12.

It's okay to have an open mind.  Just not so open that your brains fall out.

Last edited 05/03/2012 9:44 AM by ALUMNI56

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