Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa won't work out at the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend as he recovers from hip surgery. But if all goes well, it might not be that much longer until the projected top-10 pick performs for NFL scouts.
Tua is in Indianapolis this week to meet with teams and do interviews, even though he won't take the field for drills. He provided an update on his recovery during this morning's media session.
The standout passer is planning on being medically cleared for Alabama's Pro Day on April 9. As long as that happens, he'll be able to throw for teams in attendance.
Alabama Pro Day is a major event on a yearly basis given all the talent on the roster. If Tua is working out, the event will be even larger.
Thus far, Tua has gotten positive reports throughout his recovery from what at the time looked like a potentially devastating hip injury. He reportedly has blood flow to the area, which is crucial.
As long as Tua's rehab continues going smoothly, he should be off the board in the top five picks come April. In fact, there could be a robust trade market for teams looking to trade up to draft him.
His Pro Day could be the final test.