Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa put together a tremendous 2018 season. The sophomore quarterback took home several awards during last night’s College Football Awards show hosted by ESPN – including the Walter Camp Player of the Year and the Maxwell Award given to the best collegiate player.
On Saturday night, Tua and Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray will battle it out for the Heisman Trophy, along with Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins. In a quarterback-dominated season, Tua has been a dominant force for the Tide this year.
Although he compiled the majority of his stats in just three quarters per game – Alabama led by too much for Tua to play in fourth quarters – he still racked up an impressive stat line.
On Friday morning, ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay revealed where he thinks Tua would be drafted, if eligible this year.
DP: Where would Tua Tagovailoa be drafted if he were eligible for this Draft?
Todd McShay: First round … I can't say he'd be the first pick overall. The Giants are projected at 6 or 7…. I think he'd be the first quarterback taken. It would probably be the Giants.
— Andrew Perloff (@andrewperloff) December 7, 2018
An early first-round pick for Tua makes sense, given his talent level. After another year with the Tide, Tua can turn himself into the unquestioned No. 1 pick – if he produces like he did this year.
We’ll see Tua and Kyler Murray battle it out in the College Football Playoff semifinal later this month.