Dolphins GM opens up about ‘pressure’ to draft Tua Tagovailoa

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Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier is in Mobile checking on the Senior Bowl ahead of this week’s all-star football game in Alabama.

Slated to select No. 5 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft, rumors are circulating that the Dolphins are all in for former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. The team would likely have to move up from that position to get Tua, even after the Cincinnati Bengals predictably select reigning Heisman winner Joe Burrow No. 1 overall.

In talking about perceived pressure to appease his fan base by selecting Tagovailoa, Grier had a rather interesting comment.

That’s pretty much a company line response from Grier. Even then, there’s certainly pressure on the general manager to land that franchise signal caller.

The good news here is that Miami is in position to do just that. In addition to boasting the fifth overall pick, the Dolphins have two other first-round selections (18th and 26th overall).

Could the team entice the likes of the Redskins (No. 2 overall) or Lions (No. 3 overall) in a trade up for Tua? Stranger things have indeed happened.