Ireland went on a broadcast with PFT's Mike Florio, who first published this rumor to deny Ross is pressuring him to select Tannehill. Ireland said that Ross "is very engaged but he's also very supportive of leaving the decision in the draft up to me and coach Philbin, our scouts and football staff."Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald also reported that his sources within the Dolphins organization deny the report. Peter King of Sports Illustrated also published a report saying Ross was pushing for Tannehill, but now says it's not a lock for the Dolphins to select him at number 8.
In my opinion, I would like to see the Dolphins select a player that is going to have an impact right away, possibly one of the top DE/DT's. A pass rusher on defense is just as important these days as the QB on offense and the Dolphins need to replace Jason Taylor. Fletcher Cox, Melvin Ingram or possibly trade down a little and get Nick Perry or Quinton Coples would be fine in my book.