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Friday, April 13, 2012

Colts’ Jim Irsay improving Ryan Tannehill’s draft stock?

Indianapolis Colts’ owner Jim Irsay tweeted on Wednesday that teams wanting Texas A&M’s Ryan Tannehill better trade up to the Minnesota Vikings’ third spot to get him. Irsay called Tannehill a "hidden gem" in this year’s draft.

This was Jim Irsay's actual tweet:

It remains to be seen though whether this will affect Tannehill’s draft status. He isn’t rated that high as a draft prospect but with a number of teams looking for a good quarterback, Tannehill’s draft projections have him going in the top ten of the draft.

Still Tannehill hasn’t gone any earlier than the eighth spot on most mock drafts even though many experts feel that he could go earlier to a team desperate to fill that position.

It seems that Irsay was trying to amplify teams’ level of desperation by touting Tannehill as a “quiet secret who was always sneaking up to #3.”

Maybe Irsay knows something we don’t but I doubt it. If he did know anything about football he wouldn’t have let Peyton Manning go.

Roosevelt Hall is an NFL Blogger for The Sport Mentalist and an NBA Blogger for The Sport Mentalist 2. He is also a Sports Reporter for Pro Sports Lives. He can be contacted at and be sure to follow him on Twitter @sportmentalist.

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