While fans and some media members expect Tua Tagovailoa to be the second QB selected in the upcoming NFL draft, a prominent analyst says otherwise. According to Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller, the former Alabama appearance is no longer a castle to be No. 2 quarterback – and not because of his injury. In Miller’s latest scouting notebook, he writes that Tagovailoa appears to have violated his holdings at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis:
Where’s Tua stock? In calls and texts with multiple scouts and decision-makers this week, you’ll find that the media of the former Alabama quarterback is higher than that of the teams. Tua is on a board I saw this week, QB4 and on another QB3.
Why are the scouts fixed on something that seems safe? It̵7;s not all injuries. A team source said they beat Tua for global support that often saved him when the games collapsed. Another mentioned bad interviews and board work during the combination scouting sessions.
Tua’s accuracy and vision are exceptional and he’s a very good perspective with starter traits, but it’s worth noting that not everyone sees him as a lock for the second quarterback designed.
As a former scouting director for New Era Scouting, Miller’s reports and analysis are closely followed. However, Miller had his share of “Cold Takes” and said he liked Jake Fromm towards Tagovailoa in April 2019.
We’ll find out in a few weeks whether Tagovailoa is really QB3 or even QB4 in the design.