Fox Sports has Dolphins drafting Tua Tagovailoa at No. 5
The Miami Dolphins are in need of solving all of their glaring holes on their roster, and one of the big questions that they need to answer is at the quarterback position. Although they won’t be able to get the likely No. 1 overall pick in Joe Burrow, the team can still make headlines by picking Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa with the fifth overall pick, according to Fox Sports.
The left-handed signal-caller is one of the better pro prospects entering the draft thanks to the play he put together as the starting quarterback for the Crimson Tide. However, he’s coming off a gruesome hip injury that is being closely monitored by NFL teams. He did have successful hip surgery and is in contact with doctors who are getting him back to the health he was at before the injury.
In the end, the Dolphins are in desperate need of a quarterback as they continue their progression into their rebuilding process. Their current starting quarterback situation is helmed by veteran journeyman, Ryan Fitzpatrick. He’s coming off a relatively successful campaign in which he completed 311 of his 502 passes for 3,529 yards and 20 touchdowns to 13 interceptions. He also was the leading rusher with 243 rushing yards on 54 attempts with four touchdowns on the ground.
As much as these statistics are favorable to Fitzpatrick, the Dolphins still finished 5-11 and don’t have a long-term option with the 37-year-old at the starting quarterback spot. Tua Tagovailoa makes plenty of sense to be selected.