Over the past two autumns, Tannehill has faced rivals Texas, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State five times. He won two. He lost three. He threw for nine touchdowns. He also got picked off nine times.
Tannehill could be the piece that nabs you a couple of Lombardi Trophies. He could the piece that nabs you a nice, safe desk job with the NFL Network. Smart guys make mistakes, too.
“I think every year, if possible, you’d like to find a way to draft a quarterback, because it’s just good business. And it’s smart business,” said Pioli, who said Monday he’s hoping to get a fourth signal-caller into preseason camp to compete with Matt Cassel, Brady Quinn and Ricky Stanzi. “Now who that is, when we do it and how we do it, you never know.”