LISTEN: Pete Thamel explains what will make Tua Tagovailoa a top NFL Draft pick in 2020
Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa isn’t eligible for the 2019 NFL Draft, but that hasn’t stopped scouts and analysts from salivating at the thought of drafting him in 2020 (should he declare a year early).
As Tagovailoa prepares for a second-straight appearance in the national championship game, that isn’t stopping analysts from discussing his draft stock.
In fact, Yahoo!’s Pete Thamel said on “The Jim Rome Show” on Wednesday that he wouldn’t be surprised if Tagovailoa and Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence met up in the Super Bowl in the future:
“I’m pretty confident that Tua and Justin Herbert are going to go 1-2 in the draft next year,” he said. “The chances I got to see him live this year, I was just blown away. There’s an instinct and a flare there that’s special. … Every snap, you can see what he does naturally. I wouldn’t be surprised if Tua and Trevor Lawrence were playing each other in the Super Bowl in eight years.”
Whatever’s next for Tagovailoa, he has a lot of football left at Alabama before he heads off to the NFL.