Tua Tagovailoa's hip injury not only ended his Alabama season but could also completely ruin his plans for the 2020 NFL Draft.
The "Tank for Tua" narrative may fade after Tagovailoa dislocated his right hip on Saturday, as it seems unlikely that he is number 1 overall.
"The way I would say it's Yours is no longer the lock to be the first draft choice as they thought a month ago," Tony Serine Pauline, NFL draft analyst for ProFootballNetwork.com, told Steve Serby of The Post
The injury could have such an impact that the 21-year-old may have to rethink whether to professionalize in 2020.
"He needs to go back to school," Pauline told Serby. "You know, Bo Jackson, Neil Lomax, the Marvin Jones-type injury where the ball is out of play, is a significantly damaging injury that he probably shouldn't even serve on. Or, if he gets into the draft , it could be a situation where he will not even be picked in the first round or will be picked at the end of the first round by a team that needs to retype it. "