Dolphins Reveal Why They Drafted Tua Tagovailoa
The Miami Dolphins drafted Tua Tagovailoa with the fifth overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft.
This week, the teams spoke out on why precisely that decision was made.
According to head coach Brian Flores, it really came down to one major thing.
“I mean, it was important,” Flores said.
“I remember it came out, Chris [Grier] sent it to me, and we were pretty much watching it at the same time. Got on the phone after that and said you know looked pretty good, so it kind of just reinforced or confirmed some of the things that our doctors had mentioned to us. It was important.
“It was good to see it. He looked good in the tape, but obviously you know that is nine minutes.
“That is very different from having a two-hour practice or playing in a game so, but I thought he looks good for where he was and you know where he was, where he was when he initially got the injury and where he was at that point.”
How will Tagovailoa fare on the Dolphins? Time will tell.
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