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Miami Dolphins select Tua Tagovailoa No. 5 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft

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Miami Dolphins select Tua Tagovailoa No. 5 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft

The Miami Dolphins got their man. Tua Tagovailoa is headed to the Dolphins as they try to find their next franchise quarterback.

As expected, the Miami Dolphins selected Tua Tagovailoa with the fifth overall pick in this year’s NFL draft. Since his announcement to declared to the NFL draft, Tagovailoa has been linked with the Dolphins at number five, despite multiple rumors and reports that the Dolphins preferred Justin Herbert.

Tagovailoa’s season was short lived after suffering a season ending hip injury back in November against a physical Mississippi State defense. However, he put up some good number with completing 71.4% of his passes with a total of 2840 yards and 33 touchdowns. Although Tagovailoa was unable to participate during this year’s combine drills, he did meet with various teams and went through the interview process.

Taogvailoa’s resume speaks for itself. During his freshman year coming in as Hurt’s substitute during the second half of the College Football Championship and leading Alabama to yet another title and then appear in the Championship game again as a sophomore gives Tagovailoa a high value and the trust to be a franchise quarterback in the NFL. Per ESPN Stats, Tagovailoa’s career at The University of Alabama is record breaking; rank number one in completed passes (69.3%), third in Pass yards (7,442), first ins pass touchdowns (87), and fourth ins interception percentage (1.6%).

Miami finished with a 5-11 record during coach Brian Flores first tenure. The Dolphins continue to search for their franchise quarterback, and it seems they have found tin Tagovailoa. Coach Flores is working in rebuilding the franchise and select the best possible fit for his scheme, Tagovailoa fits that profile.

As a Dolphins fan, I am expecting the best results and hoping that coach Flores and the front office make the right picks to give our team a chance at the playoffs and bring the Lombardi Trophy back to South Florida.

 

 

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