Another positive update for prospective top five draft pick, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, has to have not only him encouraged him, but also teams like the Miami Dolphins even more interested in his status, too.
First, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport relayed Monday afternoon the Tagovailoa’s fractured hip suffered last November has apparently fully healed passing a huge milestone in his offseason recovery from the injury:
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 10, 2020
Tagovailoa was one of over 300 players invited last week to the NFL Scouting Combine coming to Indianapolis at the end of this month. However, it was always understood that due to the injury, he was never expected to participate in any of the physical activities during those workouts.
Tagovailoa was injured in Alabama’s 10th game of the season suffering the hip injury on a sack late in the first half at Mississippi State. He missed the Tide’s final two regular-season games and then, their Citrus Bowl win January 1st, over Michigan
He came to Alabama from Hawaii and the same high school as Marcus Mariota, having thrown for over 8,000 yards which at that time was a Hawaii High School record. And, he had a career of 84 passing and 27 rushing touchdowns in three seasons.
Tua burst onto the scene nationally, when he relieved Jalen Hurts in the second half and overtime of Alabama’s thrilling title game win over Georgia in the 2018 College Football Playoff Championship Game. Tagovailoa threw the game-winning touchdown pass on the first overtime possession, as Alabama celebrated their fifth National Title in nine seasons under Saban.
In his second season at the helm in the 2018 regular season, Tagovailoa was named second-team AP All-American and was a Heisman Trophy finalist, as the Tide reached the National Title game, again, before being beaten soundly by Clemson 12 months ago.
As this junior season unfolded, Tagovailoa was named almost became synonymous with the Dolphins, who started the season horribly at 0 – 7 and the moniker “Tank for Tua” began to gain momentum in South Florida.
He will be available to meet with teams in Inday and especially those who are looking to select in the top five in the draft and #5 currently, is Miami.
It is expected that Tagovailoa will work out for teams probably later in March or maybe even April at the Tide’s facility in Tuscaloosa, prior to the NFL draft coming to Las Vegas.