My Scouting Report for Tua Tagovailoa




Tua Tagovailoa

Team : Miami Dolphins | Sports : Football | Position : QB | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : myles.whitmore . Position :Quarterback [QB]

Category
Score
Comments
Arm Strength/Power
8.50
Has the arm strength necessary to strike fear in defenses and make big plays.
Short Accuracy (1-10 yds)
10.0
Imtermediate Accuracy (10-20 yds)
9.00
Needs to throw more to the intermediate level but his intermediate accuracy is good
Long Accuracy (20+ yds)
8.10
Tua has the deep ball accuracy needed to keep up with speedy deep threats, like Waddle. He could still use some work though.
Pocket Presence
6.00
Has good escapability but needs to do a better job at recognizing a blitz and throwing the ball away before a defender hits him.
Mobility
9.00
Excellent mobility which helps him to make remarkable throws on the run, scramble for extra yards, escape blitzers and frustrate defensive coordinators.
Vision
8.50
Really good at reading a defense and his combination of accuracy and vision helped Alabama when it came to making big plays and moving the chains.
Mechanics
9.00
Durability
6.70
Takes too many hits, gets hurt a lot and needs to learn how to slide, throw the ball away sooner and when to let the play die.
Leadership
10.0
Never phased emotionally on the sideline and always hypes up his teammates.
Game Management
8.50
Decision-Making
7.00
Usually makes good decisions, but when down he forces the ball into double coverage or chuck it deep on a prayer.
Size
8.00
Speed
8.30
Play-Making Ability
9.10
Always a threat for amazing plays like the miraculous throw against Louisville, deep touchdowns against Clemson and many more big plays. This is a direct result of his mobility, accuracy, playing style and arm talent.
Productivity
9.00
Threw for 3,966 yards, 43 touchdowns, 69% completion percentage, and a 199.5 passer rating. Also he was a Heisman candidate.
Intangibles
10.0
Character
10.0
Consistency
7.00
When he is doing well, he is on fire and can't make a mistake. When down, it is very difficult for him to get out of his slump.
Strengths
arm talent, accuracy, mobility, escapability, big-play ability, throw on the run, throw into traffic and tight windows, deep ball
Weaknesses
decision making when down, durability, holds the ball too long, pocket awareness
Overall Analysis
Tua's has the highest ceiling of all the potential 2020 draft prospects. He has an excellent ability to escape from pressure due to his mobility and strength. He has incredible accuracy on deep ball throws and gives his receivers a great chance on 50/50 balls in the end zone, his deep accuracy could use some tweaking, but any coordinator could fix this. Tua has the arm talent to put the ball where only the wide receiver can get it, especially on jump balls, between double coverage, and throws to the sideline. He makes miraculous throws and has the ability and tendency to make something out of nothing. Possesses impeccable arm talent, good arm strength, and amazing throw on the run. Has the ability to stand in the pocket when there is pressure, but he frequently opts to scrambles. Has a relaxed, calm demeanor and never gets phased by bad plays. Offensive coordinators would be lucky to form an offense around his skill set. However, there are some areas of concern with Tua's game. For instance, he often holds the ball too long and takes a lot of hits on scrambles, sacks, and runs. This leads him to take blindside sacks and unnecessary/detrimental hits. Therefore, he needs to learn when to let a play die, slide and throw the ball away. Another problem is that pressure often impacts his accuracy. Like many young QBs, he occasionally has errant throws. Also, he stares down his wide receivers on slants and other plays which makes it easier for secondaries to predict where he’s throwing. On non-scripted plays, he misses open wide receivers at the intermediate level because he is staring too far down the field. When flustered and down he is prone to chucks it deep on a prayer, or forces throws. Especially, when he struggled in big games like the SEC championship and against Clemson in the championship game. He occasionally gets a grounding call. Pocket presence needs to improve. However, Tua is still an amazing talent who will end up being a team's franchise QB.
Compares to
Carson Wentz due to arm talent, risk taking, durability concerns, throw on the run and mobility
potential
43
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak