Tua Tagovailoa reportedly passed physical given by the Miami Dolphins
After all the speculation and hearsay, could the Miami Dolphins end up taking Tua Tagovailoa with the No. 5 overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft?
Well, if Armando Salguero’s report with the Miami Herald is accurate and the main holdup for the Dolphins is Tagovailoa’s health, there’s a good chance Tua hears his named called early during the 2020 NFL Draft.
It should be noted that the physical Salguero is reporting on came during the 2020 NFL Combine, not leading up to the draft, as the NFL has not allowed teams from giving physical exams following the coronavirus pandemic.
The Dolphins currently own three first-round picks in the draft, the No. 5, No. 18 and No. 26 overall selections.
Soon after this report, however, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport tweeted that the Dolphins are looking to move up in the draft in order to land an offensive tackle.
“Sources: The Dolphins have called the teams in front of them for a possible trade up from No. 5 and are gauging the price to come up to No. 3 to potentially take an offensive tackle. We could see a run on tackles in the Top 10 like never before.”
Based on the Dolphins’ history of failing to land a franchise quarterback since the Dan Marino era, it wouldn’t be a shock to see the team debate the selection of Tua Tagovailoa for months only to trade up and land an offensive lineman in the draft.