LA Chargers composite big board: 1. Tua Tagovailoa
- Total points: 35
Tua Tagovailoa came in first in our LA Chargers composite big board and it really was not even close. Tua was ranked first in five of the six big boards submitted, coming in second behind Isaiah Simmons in the sixth big board.
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Tua was the consensus first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft before Joe Burrow had the kind of season that he had and now, Tua is viewed by some as an injury-prone quarterback that could fall in the draft.
Tua falling to six is not a guarantee as the Miami Dolphins control his destiny as they have the fifth pick and more capital than the Chargers to trade up if needed but if he does fall to six, there is no way that the Chargers can pass on him.
Yes, he is coming off of hip surgery and had several other injuries in college, but none of those injuries were particularly serious and the hip surgery was a fluke injury. Tua has just the same chance of getting hurt as any other prospect in the draft.
And at his best, he is arguably still the most talented quarterback in this draft. He has an elite arm, excellent pocket presence, fantastic decision making and arguably the best accuracy in the draft.
Not only that, but he is dangerous with his legs and would be a great quarterback to continue the mobile quarterback trend in Los Angeles after Tyrod Taylor.
If the Chargers draft Tua, though, he absolutely should start in front of Taylor. He is a franchise quarterback that instantly should help the Chargers win in 2020.