The logistics didn’t work out to get Tagovailoa in before the league closed team facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but Rapoport points out Miami’s first call was to Tagovailoa.
The Alabama quarterback has been linked to the Dolphins since last year and could be an option for Miami with the No. 5 pick in the first round or some kind of trade up.
So far all of Tagovailoa’s medical reports have been positive as he comes back from a dislocated hip that ended his college career. Healthy reports could cement Tagovailoa as a top-five pick and create a bidding war with multiple teams in a potential trade-up scenario. Tagovailoa also had a pre-draft visit scheduled with the Redskins.
Tagovailoa, 21, is still expected to be a high first-round pick in this year’s draft, despite the serious hip injury. In fact, many experts believe he’ll still be a top-five pick as long as things check out with his hip.
For his career, Tagovailoa has completed 69.3 percent of his passes for 7,442 yards, 87 touchdowns and 11 interceptions over the course of three seasons and 32 games. He has also rushed for 340 yards and nine touchdowns.
We’ll have more on Tagovailoa as the news is available.