REPORT: Miami Dolphins Willing To Trade Up To Draft Tua Tagovailoa
Entering the 2019 season, the Miami Dolphins were among a handfull of teams that knew they had no shot to be any good, so they made sure to suck so bad that they could get a top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft in hopes of getting a quarterback.
The Dolphins traded Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans, Laremy Tunsil to the Houston Texans, Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Kenyan Drake to the Arizona Cardinals — all for additional draft picks. Everything looked perfect and well set up for the franchise to suck, but behind Ryan Fitzpatrick, the team would actually go 5-11, beating playoff teams like the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots.
Luckily for them, the Dolphins have six picks in the first 70 selections of the draft and extra picks in the draft next season and they know what they want to do with them.
Pro Football Network’s Benjamin Allbright is reporting the team has no interest in snagging the #1 overall pick from the Bengals, but would like to move up as high as No. 2 overall in a trade-up scenario to land their guy.
“However, Pro Football Network’s NFL Insider Benjamin Allbright reports that the Dolphins have no interest in trading up for Joe Burrow nor for the first overall pick. Instead, he says the Dolphins are supposedly in on Alabama Crimson Tide QB Tua Tagovailoa and are looking to move up to third overall – or second – if it should be necessary.”
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald said the same thing back in January 2019 about owner Stephen Ross being high on Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
“We keep hearing that owner Stephen Ross really, really likes Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and that getting a high 2020 draft pick is the priority,” Jackson reported.
Tagovailoa got injured during his final year at Bama, but has made remarkable strides in his recovery, as he was seen walking without crutches during his announcement to declare for the 2020 NFL Draft.