Tua Tagovailoa is stating aloha to Alabama and aloha to the NFL.
The Crimson Tide quarterback who had an unforeseen end to his college profession is gazing down a prolonged NFL stint, and it begins in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft on Thursday night.
There are couple of stories more interesting than seeing where the lefty signal caller is going to land, and mock drafts have actually been really open about that reality; the numerous, unlimited, unlimited quantity of mock drafts have actually been open about that reality.
That, in turn, implies that the numerous, unlimited, unlimited quantity of mock drafts have Tua going to all 32 teams (and even some CFL teams!). OK, perhaps that’s hyperbolic, however there are great deals of capacity landing areas according to informed guesses from all corners of NFL media.
So, where will Tua land? Here’s what a few of the market experts are stating about Tua’s NFL future.
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5. Miami Dolphins
What first appeared like a slam-dunk, no-doubt-about it select for Miami has actually considering that been switched on its head, with reports swirling that the Fish may be more likely to take Oregon QB Justin Herbert overTagovailoa
Though Herbert might be a choice, some are still choosing Tua to bring his skills to South Beach.
What they’re stating:
Todd McShay, ESPN: “When he is healthy, he’s special. In a best-case scenario, the Dolphins get their franchise quarterback without having to move up and then build out the rest of their roster with a boatload of picks.”
RJ White, CBS Sports: “To me, (the Herbert rumors) seems like a play to avoid trading up to get their guy, and it could be successful this year in a way it might not be in any other, with most teams possibly hesitant to trade a lot of draft capital for one player after not getting to do a full work-up during a stay-at-home predraft process.”
Josh Edwards, CBS Sports: “If teams are truly calling Washington to potentially move up, then there is interest in the quarterbacks. I still believe Tagovailoa is the better prospect.”
Charles Davis,NFL com: “There has been a lot of chatter that Oregon QB Justin Herbert will be the ‘safe’ pick for the Dolphins. Instead, they choose the bold route and welcome the ‘Lefty Drew Brees’ to Miami.”
Walter Cherepinsky, WalterFootball.com: “I’ve said that I heard the Dolphins prefer Justin Herbert over Tua Tagovailoa, but that was information I gathered in early March. I’ve since heard differently.”
Will Brinson, CBS Sports: “It is my belief the Dolphins are smokescreening right now to land Tua at No. 5. And you know what? It’s been hilariously transparent but I think it’s working!”
Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News: “Tagovailoa is an accurate, mobile, deep-ball throwing QB with the upside of Russell Wilson, only throwing with his left arm.”
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6. Los Angeles Chargers
Tagovailoa might be an ideal fit out west, changing the now-departed Philip Rivers to end up being the next terrific Chargers passer. Great deals of mock drafts believe that’s an extremely likely circumstance, too:
What they’re stating:
Mel Kiper, ESPN: “With Herbert going to Miami in this scenario, Tagovailoa is there for the Chargers, and he’d create some much-needed buzz around a team that is competing with the Rams in a huge market.”
Daniel Jeremiah,NFL com: “The Chargers have a talented roster and now they have a point guard to distribute the ball for the next decade-plus.”
Peter Schraeger,NFL com: “Tagovailoa to Los Angeles at No. 6 would be an excellent suitable for all celebrations included. Tyrod Taylor for a year; Tua from there. This is a guess. I duplicate– a guess.
Nate Davis, U.S.A. Today: “Hard to envision a much better location than a Hollywood team looking for star power — and one that desires a mobile quarterback to direct a reasonably well balanced offense. The existence of veteran QB Tyrod Taylor would allow Tagovailoa whenever he requires to psychologically and, more crucial, physically settle in.”
Josh Shrock, NBC Sports: “A man who was predicted to go No. 1 total 5 months ago falls under the Bolts’ lap. Take him and run.”
Chad Reuter,NFL com: ” The Chargers get a take here. Tua ought to lead this team to success for a very long time– IF his injury history was more fluke than pattern.”
Albert Breer, Sports Illustrated: “The Chargers have a great deal of developing agreement scenarios with recognized veterans, and too excellent a lineup to depend on being bad once again, so having a high-end QB on a novice offer would solve a great deal of issues, and it’s worth the threat.”
Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports: “The Chargers just can not pass on Tagovailoa here. And with Tyrod Taylor on the lineup, there won’ t be a significant need to rush Tagovailoa onto the field in 2020.”
Michael Middlehurst-Scwhartz: ” So long as the Chargers are comfy with his medical outlook, Tagovailoa provides the franchise the unusual chance to shift from one pillar behind center to possibly another.”
9. Jacksonville Jaguars
Thinking about Gardner Minshew’s appealing first year in Jacksonville, picking a QB appears not to be a top priority for Jacksonville. That won’ t stop the mocks from getting to it when the Jaguars select at No. 9.
What they’re stating:
Bucky Brooks,NFL com: “The Alabama standout is a significant upgrade over Gardner Minshew and gives the team a long-term option at QB1.”
13 New England Patriots (trade)
A minimum of one mock draft has the Patriots leaping up to pick a falling Tagovailoa.
Peter King, NBC Sports: “Tough call for a franchise, but when would the Patriots ever get a shot at a potential superstar quarterback? Even if they had to throw in next year’s first-rounder, I think this would be a risk worth taking for the Patriots.”