Tua Tagovailoa 2020 NFL Draft Profile, Pros, Cons, and Projected Teams
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Tua Tagovailoa 2020 NFL Draft Profile
2020 NFL Draft
Tua Tagovailoa is one of the most interesting prospects heading into the draft, and where he is going to be drafted seems very up in the air. Tagovailoa played his college ball with the Alabama Crimson Tide and left after his junior season. Let’s take a look at Tagovailoa’s college career, strengths, weaknesses, and possible fits.
College Career: Tagovailoa played in 32 games in his career at Alabama and it didn’t take long to prove he was one of the best quarterbacks in football. As a sophomore, Tagovailoa threw for 3,966 yards, 43 touchdowns, and six interceptions. The stats would have been even better if he would have played full games, but with Alabama up big, that didn’t happen.
Tua also was the one to help lead the Crimson Tide to a national title as a freshman.
Pros: There are plenty of strengths with Tua’s game, and they outweigh the weaknesses. Tagovailoa is one of the most consistent passers in the draft, and he does a good job of always keeping his eyes downfield, even when he is scrambling. Tagovailoa has also proven to be strong reading defenses, and that helps him make changes at the line of scrimmage to get the offense in the right spot to have success.
Cons: Tagovailoa has a strong arm, but he doesn’t have the strongest, and it sometimes does have an impact on his deep balls. Sometimes he has also had issues reading the deep ball and misses on those throws. The injury concern is also real and although doctors have cleared him from his hip injury, that has to be in the back of teams minds. He has also dealt with ankle injuries, that cause some major concerns.
Possible Fits: Any team that needs a quarterback could be a possible fit depending on how his medicals check out.
The Miami Dolphins are a team that makes a lot of sense along with the Los Angeles Chargers. A team like the Atlanta Falcons also could make a lot of sense if they are looking to move on from Matt Ryan in the next couple of years.
Tagovailoa could sit behind Ryan for a year as he tries to adjust to NFL life.