With Tua Getting Healthier, Will He Be A Dolphin On Draft Day?

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa watches a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who is recovering from hip surgery, posted a video to social media on Monday that shows him throwing during drills.

“Practicing social distancing with the long ball today. Feels good to spin it again. #Process,” Tagovailoa wrote on Twitter.

Tua also put his footwork on display as the former Alabama star QB is expected to be take in the top 5 of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Tagovailoa was medically cleared for all football activity after a four-month scan came back all clear, sources told ESPN’s Laura Rutledge earlier this month.

Many NFL analysts including Mel Kiper expect Tua to land with the Miami Dolphins, but there is no certainty that the Dolphins will select him with the No.5 pick.

The Dolphins have also been associated with Oregon’s Justin Herbert and Utah State’s Jordan Love. Both are expected to land in  the first round of the draft.

In 2012, Ryan Tannehill became the only QB taken in the first round for the Miami Dolphins since Dan Marino.

Tannehill was traded to the Tennessee Titans and in typical Dolphins fashion, helped bring his new team to the AFC championship game.

The Dolphins will look for their new young signal caller as they are expected to keep Ryan Fitzpatrick as the team’s starting quarterback, while Josh Rosen looks to earn a backup spot.

It is possible that Rosen could be traded once again on draft day. The Dolphins sent a second round pick to the Arizona Cardinals for Rosen in 2019. Rosen (0-4) didn’t win a game with a Miami roster that was being revamped.

With 5 selections in the first two rounds, Miami has the ammo to trade up for Tua. A lot of eyes will open between now and draft day and the Dolphins might have to trade up to add him.

Everything from now until the draft is an unclear smokescreen, but for a franchise looking to desperately add a young signal caller, this could be the most important draft selection within the last 20 years.

 

 

 

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