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Report: Dolphins ‘all in’ on Tua Tagovailoa, could trade up to No. 2 overall

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The Miami Dolphins have been rumored to be infatuated with Tua Tagovailoa since before the 2019 NFL season began, and that reportedly has not changed.

Pro Football Network’s Benjamin Allbright reports that the Dolphins would not be interested in moving up to No. 1 overall. However, they are very high on him and could go up as high as No. 2 overall in a trade-up scenario to land their guy.

It’s pretty wild how swiftly the narrative has shifted from, “Will Tua Tagovailoa be a first-round pick?” to wondering if he’d be the top pick. After the quarterback’s brutal hip injury in his final game playing for Alabama, his future seemed unsure.

The reason this narrative has shifted is that Tagovailoa has already made a remarkable recovery, which we saw when he was walking without crutches during his announcement to declare for the 2020 NFL Draft.

Circling back to the Dolphins, they have a real chance to make a major jump in 2020 if they can nail this coming draft. Tagovailoa is a proven winner with exceptional accuracy and athleticism. The big red flag at this point is whether he can stay healthy. If the Dolphins believe he can, then they could do a lot worse than landing this former Heisman candidate.