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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: QB Tua Tagovailoa

Big Board ranking: #7

Positional ranking: #3



Position: QB

College: Alabama

Class: Junior

Age: 22



Height: 6’0”

Weight: 217 lbs.

Arm length: 30 1/2”

Hand size: 10”


Athletic testing

40-yard dash: N/A

Vertical jump: N/A

Broad jump: N/A

Bench press: N/A

3-cone drill: N/A

Short shuttle: N/A



Elite precision and accuracy to all levels. Throws with great anticipation. Advanced feel for throwing trajectory and angles. Very quick release. Great footwork. Scans the field working through progressions. Understands coverages and doesn’t force throws. Makes quick decisions. Has a tight spiral and catchable ball. Lays the ball out on deep passes. Consistently hits receivers in stride underneath. Exceptional timing on throws to the sideline. Accurate on the move. Creative playmaker as a passer or runner. Good mobility and craftiness in the open field. Extremely productive in the RPO game. Knows how to use his eyes to manipulate defenders. High character individual and proven winner.



Throws with good velocity but doesn’t have a cannon. Some balls will float a bit. Doesn’t always step up when given a clean pocket. Concerning injury history. Coming off dislocated hip suffered in November.


NFL comparison

Steve Young



Overall, Tagovailoa is a very accurate dual-threat quarterback that reads the defense and delivers the ball accurately to all levels of the field. If the medicals check out, a case could be made for him as a top-three pick and potentially as high as No. 1 overall.


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