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Tannehill: '80 to 85 percent' of Miami's O looks familiar

Friday was all about high-profile rookie quarterbacks getting their feet wet.

Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Ryan Tannehill headlined a laundry list of newbies participating in minicamps around the league.

Luck appeared comfortable and poised and won over Colts teammates early; RG3made us laugh with another offbeat tweet; and Tannehill gave Miami Dolphins fans a reason to believe they might have the makings of a solid, young passer (finally).

Tannehill's already soaked up the playbook, telling The Miami Herald "80 to 85 percent" of the attack looks familiar to him. This makes sense: Miami offensive coordinator Mike Sherman was Tannehill's coach at Texas A&M, making for a smooth transition.

"Well, some of the terminologies have changed, but it's the same plays," Tannehill said. "I would probably say 65 to 70 (percent) is the exact same, pretty much, and the other 15 that I'm familiar with is pretty much just changing of a few words, but it's basically the exact same thing."

Draft experts praised Tannehill's athleticism and strong build leading up to the draft, but widely labeled him a year away from starting. We don't believe the Dolphins will maintain that level of patience -- not in the environment we're in. First-round quarterbacks don't sit. Tannehill will find his way into the lineup, and he sounds ready.

"I hope I'm looked at as the leader of the team," Tannehill said. "Quarterbacks are the leaders of the team and I want to try to get guys going. Get guys playing together and make everyone around me better. That's a job of a leader. That's a job of a quarterback."

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