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2020 NFL Mock Draft: Miami Dolphins Select QB Tua Tagovailoa at No. 5

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The Dolphins’ rebuilding begins with a franchise quarterback.

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With the 5th pick of the 2020 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Miami Dolphins select...

Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

The selection and write-up were made by fjblessi:

The Dolphins are in a situation that Browns fans are very familiar with, they need a franchise QB. The problem this year is while there are several options beyond Joe Burrow they all come with concerns with how they will perform in the NFL. Looking over the scouting reports there really are 3 choices for them at this point in the draft. Tua Tagovailoa the guy that has won at ever level, has leadership and decision-making skills that are second to none, and an injury history that says you need to make sure your OL is top notch so you can provide him protection. The second choice is Justin Herbert who has prototypical size and can make every throw, but there are questions about his decision making and he has an injury history as well. Finally the team could look to beef up the lines with their choice of the LT’s still on the board or Derrick Brown for the DL.

With all that in mind, it still comes down to having a starting QB and DBNers are very familiar with what happens when you pass on a QB in the top 10 to fill other positions (Carson Wentz, Deshaun Watson, and Patrick Mahomes) so it HAS to be a QB here. My choice for the Dolphins at #5 is Tua Tagovailoa. Tua’s leadership skills and personality make him an ideal candidate to be the face of your franchise and more importantly your leader in the locker room. They guy just wins wherever he has been. He does not have a cannon for an arm, but his arm strength is more than adequate and his decision making skills (one scout noted he had 5 bad decisions in his Alabama career) will make up for it. Flores is used to having a QB that wins with his mind as much as his body during his time in New England and Tua fits that mold. There is a real risk of this being RGIII the 2nd with his injury history, but the upside is just too great to pass on this QB talent.

Pokorny: “The Dolphins have three first-round picks spread throughout the first round, but it wouldn’t feel complete if they didn’t come away with one of the top quarterbacks in this year’s class here.”

The Los Angeles Chargers are up next, led by Crawford_T.

2020 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Cincinnati Bengals ShockerBrown QB Joe Burrow
2 Washington Redskins vinys06 DE Chase Young
3 Detroit Lions Robo Dawg CB Jeffrey Okudah
4 New York Giants Legoman0721 LB Isaiah Simmons
5 Miami Dolphins fjblessi QB Tua Tagovailoa
6 Los Angeles Chargers Crawford_T QB Justin Herbert
7 Carolina Panthers Your Friendly Neighborhood Esq. DT Derrick Brown
8 Arizona Cardinals brianberniebaker OT Tristan Wirfs
9 Jacksonville Jaguars GrandAdmiralThrawn0905 OT Andrew Thomas
10 Cleveland Browns xfl2001fan OT Jedrick Wills
11 New York Jets Adam Rice WR CeeDee Lamb
12 Las Vegas Raiders Barnestorm WR Jerry Jeudy
13 San Francisco 49ers tmartin5785 WR Denzel Mims
14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Browns95 OT Mekhi Becton
15 Denver Broncos poultman DL Javon Kinlaw
16 Atlanta Falcons makeaplay59 CB C.J. Henderson
17 Dallas Cowboys Barry Shuck OLB K'Lavon Chaisson
18 Miami Dolphins Mudville WR Henry Ruggs III
19 Las Vegas Raiders jdreyfuss CB Jaylon Johnson
20 Jacksonville Jaguars Schnapppi DL A.J. Epenesa
21 Philadelphia Eagles ButCanHeSetTheEdge? WR Justin Jefferson
22 Minnesota Vikings BrianB77 CB Jeff Gladney
23 New England Patriots Swagnasty LB Patrick Queen
24 New Orleans Saints carrettbagel88 LB Kenneth Murray
25 Minnesota Vikings OCMiami DE Yetur Gross-Matos
26 Miami Dolphins fjblessi S Xavier McKinney
27 Seattle Seahawks OhioCityBrownsBeliever DT Ross Blacklock
28 Baltimore Ravens tinkerer OL Cesar Ruiz
29 Tennessee Titans wahoo7 CB Kristian Fulton
30 Green Bay Packers Suppa Bob WR Chase Claypool
31 San Francisco 49ers mrwhitman OT Josh Jones
32 Kansas City Chiefs pt_999 RB D'Andre Swift
41 Cleveland Browns HenryDawg S Grant Delpit