Prayers Answered: Dolphins Draft QB Tua Tagovailoa
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Just like that, the smoke clears away, and standing there was who many suspected all along.
The Miami Dolphins selected Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa with the 5th overall pick. Over the last few weeks, the national consensus of who Miami was planning to select bounced up and down the draft board. From wanting to go all in for Joe Burrow, preferring Justin Herbert, and the more recent discussion of selecting one of the top 4 offensive tackles, the Dolphins were able to confuse all. Most importantly, other General Manager’s were confused as well.
Dolphins fans everywhere are relieved as the Dolphins have secured only their 4th Quarterback in the first round. Tua Tagovailoa finished his final season at Alabama with an injured hip, and you will hear plenty about his injury filled past. For tonight, let us discuss hope. The potential future that Tagovailoa provides is exciting to say the least.
He finished his career at Alabama with 87 TD’s to just 11 interceptions. He passed for nearly 7,500 yards, with a 69.3% completion percentage. As we have discussed in the PhinsPod show, Tua possessed elite traits, specifically his footwork. His ability to manipulate the defense opens up throwing lanes and allows him to maneuver in the pocket with ease.
His accuracy speaks for itself, despite having elite talent at the wide receivers position he would often throw them open, leading them to green grass.
He will enter the 2020 season as the Dolphins second QB behind Ryan Fitzpatrick. Tagovailoa will be given time to fully rehab, strengthen his body, and learn the offensive scheme. Being given time to learn the NFL game and adapt to the speed of play will only benefit the 22 year old.
Regardless of the plan going forward, Miami got their guy.