Medical concerns have been the talking point in regards to Tua Tagovailoa as a 2020 NFL Draft prospect, and while some still believe the quarterback's injury history will cause him to drop past QB-needy teams early Thursday night, Tagovailoa's own doctor from February's scouting combine has signed off on the signal-caller's health. According to ESPN's Stephania Bell, hip specialist Thomas Byrd said Thursday that Tagovailoa's X-rays were "pristine" and that the Alabama product is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a 2019 hip dislocation.

Byrd, who specializes in orthopedic surgery in Nashville, was the independent physician charged with leading a medical recheck of Tagovailoa at the combine, per Bell.