With the NFL Draft still two months away, rumors are swirling about where Tua Tagovailoa will land in April. The Alabama quarterback is one of the best prospects available this year and should have plenty of teams interested in his services.
Tagovailoa threw for 7,442 yards and 87 touchdowns over the course of his career at Alabama. His recent hip injury has many people concerned for his long-term health, but he's still an elite prospect with loads of potential.
FS1 radio host Colin Cowherd isn't one of those people that's concerned about Tagovailoa's health. In fact, he believes the Detroit Lions need to select Tagovailoa with the third overall pick in the upcoming draft.
"Draft Tua and sit him for a year. Let him learn from a pro in Matt Stafford," Cowherd said. "He's still the best player and the most impactful player available at the No. 3 spot. This opportunity is very unique. Add the best player in the market at that position."
Cowherd made an argument that Detroit wouldn't add much juice to its franchise if they select Jeff Okudah from Ohio State with the third pick.
The issue for the Lions is that trading Stafford would leave them with a $32 million dead cap hit. However, the team could possibly select Tagovailoa and allow him to sit under Stafford.
Oddsmakers have the Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins as co-favorites to draft Tagovailoa.
In the event that Matt Patricia and the Lions don't want to select Tagovailoa, the door would be wide open for the Dolphins to land him.