Tua Tagovailoa admits it will be tough to pass on going pro if he’s projected high
Officially, the NCAA’s top athletes are eligible to declare for the 2020 NFL Draft, if they meet requirements. One of April’s most polarizing figures, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, has yet to decide on if he will join on the festivities to see whom he will be employed by.
Tagovailoa, who is out for the season, is currently rehabbing from surgery to repair a dislocated hip suffered in a win over Mississippi State. The injury could hamper the draft stock that once had him going in the top three. Naturally, he may opt to return for a final season at the Crimson Tide to increase his draft stock.
However, if he’s projected to go high, he admits it may be tough to pass on going pro.
“I think that’d be tough to pass up,” Tagovailoa said on Thursday, via ESPN. “But there’s a lot more to it than that in some aspects.”
For Tagovailoa, his decision on if he stays or goes won’t be a rushed one. He is exploring the possibilities for the betterment of his long-term outlook.
“This isn’t something that I can rush,” he said. “If I want to play to my full potential, I know I can’t just come back and play on it as if it were my ankle. I think a lot that has to go into my decision-making, too, as to whether I stay or leave.”
Until Tagovailoa makes the decision — which he calls “the biggest” of his life — the nation will have to stick with speculation and rumors of whether or not he will be a pro in 2020.