The Miami Dolphins have the No. 5 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and most projections have the AFC East franchise taking a quarterback.
Wednesday night, the Miami Herald reported that the Dolphins will “attempt” to trade up to No. 1 overall to get Joe Burrow. The Bengals agreeing to that trade seems highly unlikely, though.
So, if the Dolphins want to draft a quarterback, it’ll have to be someone other than the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner. The franchise might already have its eyes on another SEC quarterback.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported this morning that the Dolphins’ first pre-NFL Draft call was to Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
“The logistics didn’t work out for a visit, but that was their goal,” he reported.
In pre-draft news: Last week, when the #Dolphins brought in players before the league closed facilities, source said their first call was to #Bama QB Tua Tagovailoa to try to bring him in. The logistics didn’t work out for a visit, but that was their goal. MIA picks No. 5.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 19, 2020
Tagovailoa was at one point considered the clear-cut No. 1 overall prospect for this year’s NFL Draft. Unfortunately, he suffered a season-ending hip injury toward the end of the regular season.
If he was completely healthy, he likely would be in legitimate contention for the top overall pick along with Burrow.
The Dolphins should have some competitors for Tagovailoa, though. Detroit could also have interest in taking the Alabama quarterback in the top five.