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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
First Draft: Kiper, McShay assess combine

By Mike Sando

Todd McShay of Scouts Inc. points to Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill as perhaps the most underrated player in the 2012 NFL draft.

McShay does have questions about Tannehill's leadership after the Aggies lost five games in which they held leads. But if teams determine Tannehill has what it takes as a leader, McShay expects Tannehill to take him in the top 10. He pointed to steadiness, sturdiness, a smooth delivery and accuracy as strong points for him.

The First Draft podcast features McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. breaking down Tannehill and some of the other combine prospects during a roughly 50-minute conversation.

Overall, McShay sees an unusually deep quarterback class, which could help the Seattle Seahawks in particular among NFC West teams seeking help at the position.