Patriots Planning To Draft Tua Tagovailoa?
Are the Patriots planning to draft Tua Tagovailoa? Things appear to be trending in that direction.
According to Mel Kiper Jr. of ESPN, New England may trade up if they see that Tagovailoa is dipping past expected levels.
“You hear people in the league saying he could fall and everybody is doing their due diligence, including the Patriots,” Kiper said.
“You can rest assured, if he gets into the middle of the first round and you’re sitting there at No. 23, wouldn’t you jump up and maybe get him? You know the connection with Bill Belichick and Nick Saban. And I know how Nick feels about Tua.”
Will Tagovailoa’s injury concerns tank his draft stock? Time will tell.
“This guy has had significant injuries, so to me, if he starts slipping a little bit, sliding down, where it happened with Aaron Rodgers not that long ago, and he was projected to be No. 1 two weeks before that draft and he went in the 20s, yes, if it did happen, I would think New England would be aggressive to try and go up and get him.”
Tagovailoa would be very lucky to land with Belichick and the Patriots.
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