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Should Tua Tagovailoa Be Drafted Over Joe Burrow If He’s Healthy?

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Should former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa be drafted ahead of Joe Burrow if he’s ready to roll and healthy?

This seems like a question that nobody has been asking since the Bengals have appeared to be locked in on the LSU Heisman winner. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

I found myself thinking about this last night, and the answer appears simple to me. If Burrow and Tua are both healthy, I’d 100% go with the former Alabama star.

Now, I want to make it clear immediately that this isn’t a knock on Joe Burrow. Not at all, actually. I really like Burrow.

 

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I like the way he plays the game, I think he’s talented, I like his confidence and I think he’s going to be a great pro. Any team (the Bengals) that can land him should be very happy.

However, the NFL game is changing at the quarterback. There’s a premium being placed on mobility. I think Burrow and Tua have similar arm strength and accuracy.

Burrow is also a good athlete, but I just like what I see out of Tua’s mobility a bit more. If his hip is back to 100%, then I have to roll with him.

He’s a shade more elusive and a shade shiftier. While it seems like the Bengals have already decided on Burrow, I’d take a serious look at Tua if I was running a franchise.