Tua Tagovailoa looks set to be the second quarterback selected in the 2020 NFL Draft. Is he worthy of being taken so early? Here we assess the Alabama star.
Tua Tagovailoa’s 2019 season saw him go from likely to first overall pick to a player whose very future in the sport was being questioned after the Alabama quarterback suffered a dislocated hip. Regardless, the Crimson Tide star declared for the 2020 NFL Draft and, pending medicals at the NFL Scouting Combine next month, looks like a top-ten lock.
Despite that injury, Tagovailoa elected to turn pro following his junior season and is still anticipated to be the second quarterback off the board behind Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow. Even after a tumultuous final season with the Crimson Tide due to these injuries, Tagovailoa should still hear his name called in the top-ten.
Tagovailoa finishes his collegiate career as a one-time Heisman Trophy finalist, and an All-American. Completing nearly 70 percent of his passes, Tua threw for a total of 7,442 yards passing, and finished with a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 87:11.
Is he worthy of being selected so early in the 2020 NFL Draft? Here the strengths and weaknesses of arguably the most talented quarterback in the draft are assessed as the scouting report on Tua Tagovailoa is written.