ESPN’s Ron Jaworski, aka Jaws, is something of an expert for the network on quarterbacks. His latest gushing was over the young Miami Dolphins’ quarterback Ryan Tannehill. After studying games and watching film of Tannehill’s 2012 rookie season, Jaws believes that the Dolphins can expect a “significant improvement” and he’ll have a “big year.”
According to Jaws, Tannehill “showed a lot of positive traits despite having very few weapons at his disposal,” including the ability to “subtly move within the pocket to avoid pressure.”
“For a rookie, Tannehill was very good at throwing with bodies around him in what I call a muddied pocket,” Jaws said, via Rotoworld. “That’s advanced NFL quarterbacking.”
The one area Jaws identified where Tannehill really can and really needs to improve is on third down.
Tannehill “had the worst rating of all starting quarterbacks, including seven of his 13 interceptions,” Jaws points out.
Dolphins offensive coordinator and former head coach at Texas A&M, Mike Sherman, has already said that he thinks Tannehill will have a break out season in 2013.