Adam Schefter explains how COVID-19 outbreak is affecting Tua Tagovailoa's draft stock
In many mock drafts these days, Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa is going No. 5 overall to the Miami Dolphins.
The Dolphins do seem to still have some interest, but it has been difficult for them and other teams to meet with Tagovailoa as a COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the world.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, NFL teams feel like drafting Tagovailoa is going to be an even bigger gamble than it would be in normal years (via 247Sports):
“Yes, they got a look at Tua in Indianapolis, but they’d like a further evaluation and extensive look,” Schefter said on Get Up!. “You want to be as convinced as possible, as thorough as you can get. But the NFL this year has banned players from visiting team facilities. When you’ve got a player like Tua teams want to get their hands on, they can’t do it. Teams are in a little bit more of a guessing game.
“It was always going to be something of a medical gamble with Tua and it’s an even bigger gamble at this point in time.”
Tagovailoa is too talented not to go in the top-10, so some team will take a chance and draft him. Will it be the Dolphins? Or, will someone else sneak into the mix on draft day?