Reuniting with Tua? Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores shares thoughts on DeVonta Smith at Senior Bowl
Tua Tagovailoa and DeVonta Smith combined on one of the most-iconic plays in college football history, with a 2nd-and-26 completion in overtime of the 2017 College Football Playoff title game clinching a national championship for Alabama.
Now, Smith is coming off a Heisman-winning season and Tagovailoa just finished his rookie season with the Miami Dolphins.
At the Senior Bowl this week, Dolphins coach Brian Flores is working with one of the squads. He weighed in on Smith’s size, saying good players make plays regardless of how tall or small they are:
Flores on DeVonta Smith: "This guy is a very, very good player." Asked if size is a hinderance, Flores said: "You can nitpick all you want about a guy's size. Good players are good players. This guy is a very good player. Made a lot of plays in college.. [in] biggest games."
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) January 26, 2021
Smith obviously isn’t the biggest guy, but he was good enough to become the first receiver since 1991 to win the Heisman this past season.
The Dolphins have the No. 3 and No. 18 picks in Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft. Would they be interested in reuniting Tagovailoa with one of his favorite targets? We’ll find out in April!