Redskins High On Tua Tagovailoa

Everyone seems pretty convinced that the Redskins will select Chase Young with the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft. In fact, no teams picking below the Lions at No. 3 have even bothered to contact the Ohio State sack machine. Young-to-D.C. remains the most likely outcome, but Ian Rapoport of (on Twitter) hears that Redskins head coach Ron Rivera is a big fan of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa

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Due to his surgically-repaired hip, Tagovailoa’s stock has been murky for months. However, the QB seems to have restored much of his luster through his voluntary medical exam and videos that show off his health and mobility.

If the Redskins stun the football world by taking Tagovailoa and putting Dwayne Haskins on the back-burner, they’ll create a domino effect throughout the rest of the first round. The Lions, for example, could be tempted to bypass trade-back opportunities in order to grab Young, who many believe to be a generational talent. No matter what, the Lions seem to be in excellent position at No. 3.

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40 comments on “Redskins High On Tua Tagovailoa

  1. Boston2AZ

    The Redskins are not taking Tua at #2. But don’t let that stop you from writing articles like this.

  2. phillyballers

    If they don’t have a Haskins trade in the works then they won’t take Tua. What’s his value? 2nd? New England? Chargers? Raiders? etc… any team with a questionable or ST solution at QB would potentially be interested if they view him as > than this yrs draft class. Redskins probably prefer to deal with the AFC. Not taking Young would be like passing on Peppers for Joey Harrington. Even tho I’m very high on Tua.

  3. crosseyedlemon

    The headline for this article actually only required the first two words.

  4. Appalachian_Outlaw

    Feels like an intentional leak, just to see if they can land a Herschel Walker/Rickey Williams type package. The interesting question would be do you pass on Young if some team did? I’d think it unlikely, but it’d be an interesting scenario.

    • phillyballers

      There’s always a GM out there looking to get fired. None of them learn from past experiences. Majority of these trade-ups for QBs have not panned out.

  5. king beas

    Just as every other team has begun to drop tua on their board the redskins interest rises

    • myaccount

      Source? I don’t think that’s true at all. It was just reported that his stock is rising. Really easy to pretend you know everything about every team’s board

      • king beas

        Read any tua article and his medicals are scaring teams off other than Trent dilfer nobody’s been praising tua it’s all questioning his injuries

  6. Ronk325

    There is some logic behind this. Haskins sucks and the Skins probably won’t be in position to draft Lawrence next year. They could draft Tua and have hit sit his rookie year while giving Haskins one more look. If Haskins improves trade him next year then insert Tua as the starter

    • I give no fox

      Haskins looked lost last season. If anything, he helps if you want Lawrence.

      • Ronk325

        True but if they get Chase Young he will give their defense a big boost. Plus with Ron Rivera now the coach they probably won’t get the top pick next year. They’ll still probably have a top 5 but not number 1

      • StoneJackBalla

        Clueless about Haskins saying he’s lost or sucks. Haskins shined towards the end of last season.

        • Ronk325

          If you call having one half decent game against a terrible Eagles secondary “shining” then you’re clearly the clueless one

      • Haskins was a rookie and didn’t have a lot of starts in college, either. He may not have looked great, but many great quarterbacks have looked bad in their first season. If anyone is ready to write him off already, then they’re dumber than the Redskins would be if they drafted Tua at #2

        • Ronk325

          There’s a difference between having a bad rookie season and being the worst QB in the league. Haskins is not a starting QB and the faster the Redskins realize that the better off they’ll be

          • wagner13

            I think you’re exaggerating the extent of Haskins’ struggles. Sure, he struggled, but it wasn’t Josh Rosen-esque. He was surrounded by one of the worst supporting casts in the league and had a better QBR and completion percentage than Peyton Manning in his rookie campaign. I’m not saying Haskins is Peyton, but evaluating his entire career over a mere seven starts is a huge mistake

  7. Here is the thing I don’t understand, what if the Dolphins are not drafting a QB in the first round? This former patriot group seems to be more like the actual patriots then all the others who have went to other teams. People keep guessing and speculating what they want. Everyone hears different things about their plans of action.

    What if they actually like Josh Rosen, and considered last year a bit of a red shirt year for him to get up to speed with the team. What if they use all these picks they have to improve every other spot on the team?

    Not many QB’s that young will succeed in the situation he was in, and he was a first round pick and is still younger then Burrow.

    • K3vin

      I think you are giving the Dolphins too much credit. Their front office is as clueless as Washington’s.

      • I think this front office has done a great job so far. If they don’t trade away all these picks they have and hit on half of them, they will be a force.

    • phillyballers

      That’s a lot of what if’s. Reminds me of Rob Schneider in Surf Ninjas “What if”

      • oh you may very well be right, but I wonder if they would be better without using a 1st round pick for a QB. Maybe getting Eason in round 2 and just have a QB competition.

        • phillyballers

          They took Cousins in the 3rd and he has lasted longer than RG3. They have 2 QBs already, and maybe Alex Smith. Take Young and be done with it, or trade back to get picks and address the OL.

    • MBarry

      I am in agreement with you. We may be giving the Dolphins front office too much credit but after all, Rosen is younger than Burrow. There’s no reason to assume Rosen is a bust already. I’d love to see the Dolphins build the rest of the team and yes, grab a QB in a later round. I wouldn’t mind seeing them trade up to grab Young, but he’s the only player I feel is worth trading up for.

    • All American Johnsonville Dogs

      Why would Washington do that? They trade back they miss out on young. Lions aren’t trading up nor are the Giants.

      Dolphins at 5 they’d get OL or trade back to the 11 12 range they’d get their pick of receiver.

  8. philmccrevice

    Washington gave up this years 2ND round pick to Indy , so they could move up in 2019 and take Montez Sweat .

  9. rycm131

    I’m hearing from a STRONG source the Bengals want Young and will flip picks with Wash who will the draft Burrow.

  10. Simmons>Russ

    In all fairness wouldn’t be surprised if the Redskins traded off having the second pick.
    Teams interested could be teams wanting Tua or Young and Redskins in fairness already have a decent defence and already have a young QB.

    Imagine if they traded with say the Pats for NKeal Harry, the 23rd pick in the draft, and a future first. Skins would be flipping a first for 3 first, and Pats would get either Tua for QB or Chase Young to make the defence even more elite for the future.

    Most teams in the league would be interested in a chance to get Tua or Chase Young

  11. GMB 883

    As much as Tua would love his stock to rise it seems to be dropping like a Mike Tyson opponent. Most GM’s can’t afford to take that chance in the first 15/20 picks with that major hip surgery and the issues from his broken wrist. He’s not even in the NFL and he’s got a career ending type injury. Great talent but needs to be in the 2nd half of round 1 or round 2. Way too risky dolphins have 3 first round picks so that works.

    • Simmons>Russ

      Don’t know what you been smokin.
      Tua is a top 10 pick, guaranteed, take it to the bank. Dolphins will probably take him at 5 and if the injuries are to much then the dolphins can draft another QB next year. Tua has to much talent to pass on.

      Many players overcome big injuries remember Brady tore his ACL in 2008 and look what he went to to do. AP in 2011 tore both his MCL and ACL the next season he also broke the rushing record.

      His ankle injury was a sprain and he got it fixed and played 3 weeks later. His other injury was when he got driven into the ground he dislocated his hip, broke his nose and got a concussion.
      The ankle isn’t an issue, the hip well I guess we will find out but I guess after not playing football since the injury which happen in November it’s had lots of time to recover and get stronger. Considering the NFL isn’t planned to start until September, he would’ve had 10 months since his last game. Many players have overcome worse and given how much time he’s got to recover I think he will be fine.

      Even then if he’s not ready I doubt the Dolphins rush him back cause Fitzmagic is calable of starting. Tua will 100% be strong and ready playing in the NFL this year no doubt

  12. MileHighFan

    The Redskins need multiple high round picks in order to get semi-competitive, thus they should either take a real offensive difference maker or gather up some quality picks from a team that thinks it is one player away.

  13. playicy

    I won’t take this bum I mean you already have a top 5 bust in Haskins, because their both fricking trash! I would sign newton to go with Rivera and they been to a super bowl in Carolina just throwing that out there

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