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Dolphins Head Coach Brian Flores Says Tua Tagovailoa’s Virtual Pro Day ‘Was Important’

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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The Miami Dolphins were very impressed by Tua Tagovailoa’s virtual pro day.

Due to the fact teams couldn’t work out players because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Dolphins never had the chance to bring Tua in before drafting him fifth overall. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

The former Alabama quarterback hosted a virtual pro day and that helped the Dolphins lock in on picking him.

Head coach Brian Flores told Mike Tirico the following in part, according to ProFootballTalk:

I mean, it was important. I remember it came out, Chris [Grier] sent it to me, and we were pretty much watching it at the same time. Got on the phone after that and said you know looked pretty good, so it kind of just reinforced or confirmed some of the things that our doctors had mentioned to us. It was important. It was good to see it.

I’m a little surprised Tua’s virtual pro day mattered at all to anybody. It just seemed way too controlled for an NFL team to put too much stock into.

The Dolphins obviously wanted Tua and that’s why they drafted him fifth overall. They were likely looking for anything possible to reinforce their opinions of the former Alabama star.

Tua looked damn good in his virtual pro day. He looked healthy, threw the ball well and appeared ready to play in a game.

Again, it was a very controlled atmosphere, but he did appear to be locked and loaded. The Dolphins clearly thought the same.

Now, Tua is the new man in town in Miami. It should be a lot of fun to see how he does.