New York Giants Draft: a look back at the 5 previous No. 5 NFL Draft picks
2020 NFL Draft: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama/Miami Dolphins
With the Dolphins in desperate need of a QB after starting Ryan Fitzpatrick for the majority of the 2019 season, they opted to select Tua Tagovailoa out of Alabama with the 5th overall pick.
While Tua Tagovailoa has certainly not failed as an NFL QB so far during his NFL career, he has not been all that great, throwing 10 interceptions to only 16 TD’s while fumbling the ball 10 times in 13 games played this season.
One of the biggest reasons why Tua sometimes comes up short is his lack of arm strength, he lacks the zip needed to force the football into tight spaces and often lacks the ability to throw the ball deep, forcing the Dolphins’ offense to stay limited.
A glaring aspect about Tagovailoa that will likely cause the Dolphins to regret selecting him is that he is not Justin Herbert, who was taken right after Tua with the No. 6 overall pick.
Herbert has blossomed into one of the best QB’s in the NFL right now, and while yes, he certainly has more help on the offensive side of the ball, Tua has often been the cause of his own downfall.
There is still plenty of time left for Tua Tagovailoa to turn things around, however, and with the Dolphins nearly making the playoffs this season, it will be interesting to see how Tua develops for next season.