On Monday, former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa released a video showing his incredible recovery from a devastating hip injury.
Tua worked through several drills that showcased his movement after undergoing hip surgery. Just over four months after suffering the dislocated hip, Tua appeared to be moving well.
His movement in the video led the NFL world to suggest he’s now a lock to be a top-five pick. In fact, several analysts suggested teams would be willing to trade up for the former college star.
However, ESPN’s Adam Schefter said the impressive video doesn’t change Tua’s draft stock. Since teams don’t have the ability to get their hands on Tua, nothing will change – according to Schefter.
Here’s what he had to say during his recent appearance on ‘The Dan Patrick Show:
“Look, he’s gonna be able to control the narrative and show teams videos of how well he’s feeling and it looks encouraging, but the bottom line remains, I don’t think it changes anything. Teams, doctors cannot get their hands on him, they cannot put him through a physical examination. We have no idea about the blood flow in that area. We have no idea exactly how he is healing.”
Most mock drafts have the Miami Dolphins selecting Tua with the No. 5 overall pick.
Others suggest either the Dolphins or the Los Angeles Chargers will trade up to No. 3 for the former Alabama star.
With one month until the draft, Tua will do everything possible to show teams he’s healthy and ready for the 2020 season.