As we get closer to the 2020 NFL Draft, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa continues to get positive feedback on his healing hip.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Tagovailoa’s four-month update scans today were “as positive as possible.” It is a major step for the projected first-round pick, who had been telling people he would be cleared by today, March 9.
Tagovailoa’s junior season was cut short by a brutal dislocated hip, but his rehab has gone off without a hitch. If he keeps progressing, he’s got a shot to go top-five next month.
The next step for Tagovailoa is preparing his body and arm for Alabama’s Pro Day, which is scheduled for April 9. It will be the first chance he’ll have this offseason to work out for scouts and NFL team personnel.
#Bama QB Tua Tagovailoa had his four-month scans today on his dislocated hip, and sources described them as “very good with no concerns.” Essentially, as positive as possible. Accordingly, he’ll now begin the slow progression of activity to get his body ready for play.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2020
LSU’s Joe Burrow is expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft, but Tagovailoa might be the biggest domino on the board. Where he goes could affect how the rest of the first round plays out.
Several teams have reportedly been linked to the talented passer, including the Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Chargers. Some have even suggested the Washington Redskins could take Tua at No. 2 overall.
Fortunately, his leg has recovered enough to where we can discuss these potential scenarios.