2020 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins nail it with Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa

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The Miami Dolphins select Tua Tagovailoa in the 2020 NFL Draft, getting their franchise guy and making the right call.

There was a lot of smoke in the recent days about what the Miami Dolphins would do with their first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. There was talk about Justin Herbert being the guy, a trade up for a tackle, and even a sliver of thought that Jordan Love could be the guy.

Ultimately, it did turn out to be smoke, and the Dolphins didn’t even have to move up to select Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. The talk of Tagovailoa being the guy from all the way back in August came to fruition.

Tagovailoa brings so much to the table as a prospect. He excels in the quick RPO game and has great timing on slant routes and most in-breakers. Tagovailoa shows the ability to throw accurately to every level of the field and puts great touch on the deep ball. His pocket maneuvering ability has grown in his time with the Crimson Tide, and he’s shown the ability to make some plays outside the pocket.

Now, obviously the injury concerns are there. He suffered a major injury, not to mention a unique one. That gave teams some pause, but his rehab process and workout videos showed things were going well. Clearly, the Dolphins believed the process was going well and that he should recover just fine.

By selecting Tua Tagovailoa, the Miami Dolphins have nailed their first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. After Burrow, Tagovailoa is by far the best quarterback available and possesses the physical traits along with the leadership quality to be the franchise signal-caller in Miami.

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Its now up to the Dolphins to find a way to add talent around Tagovailoa to get this franchise on the right track, but they nailed it to start things off in 2020.