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The good news keeps pouring in for Tua Tagovailoa ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft. The latest hurdle he’s cleared came at the combine, where teams that have examined him have reportedly “received overwhelmingly positive reports on his dislocated hip,” per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

Since undergoing emergency hip surgery following a cringe-worthy, crushing hit he took last November, Tagovailoa has been making remarkable progress. One of his surgeons recently explained why he’s confident the former Alabama Crimson Tide star will fully recover while attempting to debunk the “injury prone” label.

He’s set to be cleared for football activities in March, and Tagovailoa will participate in Alabama’s pro day, along with individual workouts for teams. The former Crimson Tide star has a great shot to be drafted very early, and there’s already a flurry of trade rumors as teams push to move into the top-5 to land him.

Jesse Reed
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