Dabo Swinney heaps praise on Tua Tagovailoa, saying he'd draft him if he was in the NFL
The Clemson Tigers are quite familiar with former Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa, who recently declared for the 2020 NFL Draft.
Tagovailoa struggled in Clemson’s CFP title game win last season, but coach Dabo Swinney was still impressed by the Crimson Tide star.
At the media day for this year’s CFP title game between Clemson and LSU, Swinney heaped praise on Tagovailoa, saying he’d draft him if he could:
“Tua’s special,” Swinney said. “He’s one of the best quarterbacks we’ve seen come through the college ranks. Awesome person. Just a phenomenal young man. … From a talent standpoint, he’s awesome. If I was in the NFL, I’d be taking Tua. He’s a winner. He’s a very savvy, smart, instinctive player. He’s tough. He’s got a great heart. He’s going to make everybody else around him better. Those are qualities you want in a quarterback. He’s got a great future.”
Where will Tagovailoa go in April’s draft? Many expect him to be a top-10 pick, and that seems to be what Swinney thinks as well.