Tua Tagovailoa is this year's premier boom-or-bust prospect. The talent and skills he showcased over the last few years at Alabama indicate he could have a long and potentially very successful professional career, but the hip injury he suffered in his final collegiate season is of great concern for any potential suitor. That concern is only compounded by teams' lack of accessibility in light of the measures in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Trent Dilfer, however, is not worried at all. What does he know that others don't? Well, in a Washington Post story published this morning, Dilfer revealed he secretly trained with Tagovailoa on a high school campus in the month leading up to the NFL Combine. He told the Post that Tagovailoa is not only healthy, he's a Hall of Fame-level talent:
“If he would have never gotten hurt there would have been no discussion about who the best player in the draft is,” Dilfer says. “He throws the football better than anyone throws the football. He throws better than Aaron Rodgers and Dan Marino. Whoever gets him wins the draft because you are getting a Hall of Fame player.”