Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald says the draft chatter has started to swing back toward the Dolphins taking Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa.
Jackson adds he talked to a source who doesn’t see Oregon QB Justin Herbert fitting Dolphins HC Brian Flores‘ leadership criteria.
Per Andrew Beaton of the Wall Street Journal, Alabama HC Nick Saban said Miami would be making a mistake by passing on Tagovailoa because of his injury — similar to the one he made by passing on Drew Brees for Daunte Culpeper when he was the head coach of the Dolphins: “We failed Drew Brees on the physical. That’s why he’s not Miami’s quarterback.”
Saban has no doubts about Tagovailoa’s ability to translate his game to the NFL: “The sky’s the limit. I don’t think any of the questions with Tua have to do with his ability to throw the ball and be effective.”
Meanwhile, Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer says he can’t find anyone who thinks Miami is taking Tagovailoa.
Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline says the Dolphins are one of the teams most interested in Florida EDGE Jabari Zuniga, potentially in the third round.
Per the Athletic’s Connor Hughes, Jets GM Joe Douglas reiterated he would listen if teams called with trade offers for S Jamal Adams even if he wasn’t looking to deal him: “I don’t view it as hedging, I view it as doing my job.”
Hughes points out the Jets have leverage with Adams still under team control for two more seasons with the fifth-year option and the new CBA undercutting the ability for players to hold out.
Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline says the Jets are one of the teams most interested in Florida EDGE Jabari Zuniga, potentially in the third round.
Charlotte DE Alex Highsmith is drawing interest from the Jets, among others, as a third or fourth-round pick, per Pauline.