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02:54  20 november  2019
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Alabama QB Tagovailoa starts against LSU after ankle surgery

  Alabama QB Tagovailoa starts against LSU after ankle surgery Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa started for the No. 1 Crimson Tide against No. 2 LSU less than three weeks after surgery on his injured ankle.Tagovailoa, who underwent his second TightRope surgical procedure in the last 11 months on Oct. 20 after suffering a high ankle sprain, went through some throws on the move without pads prior to pregame warmups as Crimson Tide head trainer Jeff Allen observed him closely nearby. He later joined all the other Alabama quarterbacks for pregame warmups, with both ankles heavily wrapped.

Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) calls a play against the LSU Tigers during He can really visualize a throw. Guys don’t have to be open. He sees openings before they happen, and While asking him whether he still thinks Tagovailoa would be an early first-round pick in next

“Tank for Tua ” is a catchy headline and looks good with a hashtag in front of it, but should NFL June is a time of study for professional scouts and evaluators. Those teams heading into the 2019 NFL Improving footwork and release points can help, but innate ability plays the biggest role in whether a

Tua Tagovailoa’s draft stock will probably be impacted by his hip injury, but it sounds like he still has a very good chance to go in the top 15, at the very least.

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Three NFL evaluators told Matt Zenitz and Mike Rodak of that they would still expect Tagovailoa to go in the top half of the first round, and possibly still in the top ten.

“Right now, I’d still say top-15 for him,” one scout said. “Every year, you have 15 blue-chip players, and he’s one of them.”

“Let’s just say he did fall out of the top-five or top-10,” another longtime NFL evaluator said. “I think there would be a pretty big scramble to take him, even if you had to redshirt him next year. … May not go top two or three just because there’s uncertainty there and some reservations with all the injuries. But, like Miami and ‘Tanking for Tua,’ they’ve won a couple games and are going to be picking third or fourth probably. Would he get past a team like that? I don’t know.”

Tagovailoa’s prognosis is excellent, and based on his timetable, it’s at least possible he can play next season. The long-term concerns will linger, but ultimately, there’s enough talent here that someone will take the risk — probably fairly early on.

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa 'not too sure' he'll leave for NFL draft .
"Now is not the time to be making emotional decisions," Tagovailoa told ESPN."You think of risk-reward on coming back, you think of risk-reward on leaving," Tagovailoa said in an interview with ESPN. "Now is not the time to be making emotional decisions. Now, you have to change into thinking as a businessman. You have to make business decisions.

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