Latest On Tua Tagovailoa

On Thursday, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa recorded an hour long workout and distributed the film to all 32 teams, according to Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). The audition included “55 scripted throws and another 20 throws in a dynamic drill.” 

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The Alabama star worked out at a local private gym with less than ten people present to safeguard against the transmission of coronavirus. Ultimately, Tagovailoa’s camp is looking to silence concerns about his hip and looking for creative ways to showcase his health in lieu of a traditional pro day.

So far, it seems to be working. A few months ago, some wondered whether Tagovailoa – once presumed to be the No. 1 pick in this year’s class – would be drafted in the first round. Now, all indications are that he’ll be one of the first names called on April 23rd.

The Dolphins have a clear QB need and they’ve been heavily connected to him at No. 5 overall. Unless Oregon’s Justin Herbert is really the guy they want, it sounds like they’ll target him there or, potentially, trade up to guarantee they’ll get him. It’s even possible that the Redskins could nab him with the No. 2 pick, though we’d be shocked if they passed on defensive end Chase Young.

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  1. phillyballers

    Maybe the Dolohins are actually trying to trick other teams to trade up for Tua or Herbert or Love and Chase Young or Isaiah Simmons slide to them at 5. And then the turn around and sign Jameis Winston or Cam Newton.

    • king beas

      Simmons could be there at 5 I’ll bet the odds of the quarantine ending tomorrow are higher than young falling to 5

      • phillyballers

        I mean… do we think that Brian Flores is dumb? Or is it just the stain of Adam Gase? In retrospect they made some decent moves, selling off players for picks and then using their cap space to fill the holes they traded away. If they don’t mess this draft up, they have a legit shot at the playoffs in a year or two.

    • bush5104

      Young has ZERO chance of slipping past 4. NYG would be elated to see him still on the board, and maybe a team trades up to 3 and gets a coveted QB (Herbert?).

      The draft can’t get here soon enough.

  2. forwhomjoshbelltolls

    I don’t watch college sports, so I’m just going off a minute or two of NFL Network highlights, but…

    Seems like a relatively weak arm by NFL standards with a weird looping throwing motion, to boot.

    What am I missing? He won a lot of game with a super team? Sure.

    The Skins, Lions, Fins, etc. are not super teams.

    • Michael Chaney

      His accuracy is really good and he probably throws the best deep ball in the class.

      I also think Tua is overrated (his durability is the elephant in the room and I read somewhere that he did poorly on the whiteboard with coaches at the combine), plus obviously he had the luxury of incredible talent around him. But there are also things to like about him.

    • sufferfortribe

      I just always ask the same question — who’s the last great NFL QB to come out of Alabama?

      • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

        It’s been a minute. Stabler, Namath, Starr… am I missing someone?

        • seattlesuperfan

          Jamarcus Russell is the only quarterback taken in the first round in the last 30 years from LSU

          Based on QBs from Alabama LSU and OSU Alabama’s had the most career long success in the nfl Ohio state has the best converted Qbs to WRs and LSU a bunch of over paid guys who were back ups

          • mcmillankmm

            If we’re going to attribute college to NFL success then that would mean steer clear of Herbert as well

    • mcmillankmm

      You said it yourself, you don’t watch college football….so you’re missing a lot

    • myaccount

      Tua is the most accurate QB in this draft. More accurate than the guy with like an 80% completion percentage.

    • king beas

      Tua was great in college and has good arm strength. My issue is his wideouts are always wide open. Rarely do you see a tua highlight where he had to fit a ball into a tight spot it’s either a screen they took to the house for him or they’re 10 yards past the corner and he lofts it in

      • justinkm19

        Do you have the same concern with Burrows? He had hands down the best WR core in CFB. He rarely had to make a perfect throw for a completion.

        • king beas

          Tua has 2 wr this year going ahead of Jefferson and also 2 more that are going to be round 1 next year. Yeah Jefferson and chase are great but not better than the bama wr core

    • Colts_Blue

      His quick twitch athleticism is explosive. He is just about the most accurate QB in years. If he is healthy he is special throwing the ball.

  3. balloonknots

    It’s a qb league – you take the best kids coming out support them and cross your fingers – that’s the NFL

  4. Ramon Garciaparra

    Cool name. Lives off that td pass/rope he threw to win championship game as freshman.

    • Michael Chaney

      What are you talking about? Their play styles couldn’t be any more different

    • DarkSide830

      Winston is actually very accurate – hard to tell who will catch his pass, but it will at least be somebody on the field.

  5. crosseyedlemon

    Most GMs could care less about these self made videos by players. They want to see the doctor reports and get their feedback.

  6. Max Jackson

    The major concern for Tua’s hip is avascular necrosis (AVN). The thing that happened to Bo Jackson.

    Where people don’t focus on is how many bats that Bo broke over his femur. I’m no doctor but I’m wondering if that played a role in the weakening of any arteries on his leg. The guy who tackled Bo didn’t tackle him very hard and was considered at the time a freak accident.

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