Bengals: 3 players who make trading the first overall pick to Miami a smart move
Tua Tagovailoa will most likely be the second quarterback taken off the board on the opening night of the 2020 NFL Draft. Yes, the injury sustained against Mississippi State was one that will give teams something to think about. However, there hasn’t been anything from any medical evaluation that says his injury is either career-threatening or prevents him from being a starter in the National Football League.
Tua has it all. He throws an amazing football, he’s remarkably accurate, and his field of vision is second to none. If that injury against Mississippi State doesn’t happen, it’s a lively debate: Tua or Burrow.
As for the measurables, judge for yourself. Tagovailoa is 6′-foot-1” and weighs in at 219 pounds. His pocket presence and ability to work in and then out of it is an absolute asset. Add that he is deadly accurate under pressure and can still be a threat in an option setting, and he’s a quarterback you can do a lot with. He’s smart with the football and is more than capable of extending plays and delivering a big result.
Unless something shocking develops, Tua WILL be the second quarterback taken in the draft. His upside and potential is a smart reason to make that trade and select him with the fifth pick overall.