From the Athletic: This has got to have a big impact on Tua evaluation we are almost talking about a boom or bust pick. How much of a risk teams want to take will likely be much reduced this is why I find it hard to see Miami offering multiple 1st to move up to #2 or #3 when we are talking about a big risk.
In Tagovailoa’s marvelous career at Alabama, he threw 87 touchdown passes and just 11 interceptions, and he helped lead a remarkable comeback for a national championship win over Georgia. When you look a bit deeper into his 32-game career, you’ll find that Tagovailoa attempted more than 20 passes in only 18 games, that he attempted 10 or fewer in six games and that some of those games were against lesser competition. When you peel back the layers, you find that, essentially, he was full-go in 18 games, and he suffered numerous injuries from participating in those games. Eighteen games will be just one season in the NFL now. That has to cause great concern. Plus, when you factor in the NFL’s level of competition each week, the potential for harder hits and more violent collisions, Tagovailoa’s durability seems even more concerning.
Constantly injured in college tends to have a much greater chance of being constantly injured in NFL.