Tua off several boards around the NFL

By | April 1, 2020

Tua off several boards around the NFL … There are unconfirmed reports that more than one team around the NFL has taken Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa off their board because of his concerns about his long-term durability. If healthy, Tagovailoa would be a lock to be selected with one of the top 2-3 picks at this month’s draft; however, his draft status has been clouded by the fact that he had season ending surgery to repair a serious hip injury back in November. Tagovailoa has been cleared to work out and is telling anyone who will listen that he’s 100% and will be ready to go when training camps open, hopefully this summer. However, because of the travel restrictions surrounding COVID-19, Tagovailoa will not be available for a final medical evaluation by team doctors of clubs interested in selecting him. And the problem isn’t necessarily that any team doubts that Tagovailoa is currently fit; it’s that teams are worried about his longer term viability in what is a brutal sport. Stay tuned!