Tailia Tagovailoa - QB - Maryland

Tagovailoa followed his older brother from Hawaii to Alabama, playing for a local high school before transferring and making his own way with Maryland. His name value is going to make somebody consider taking him ahead of where they should.

Measurables

Height: 5′ 11″

Weight: 205 lbs

Age: 22

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*age is at the start of player’s rookie year

College Stats

Passing Table
Passing
YearSchoolConfClassPosGCmpAttPctYdsY/AAY/ATDIntRate
*2019AlabamaSECFRQB591275.01008.310.010172.5
2020MarylandBig TenSOQB47512261.510118.36.977138.5
*2021MarylandBig TenSOQB1332847469.238608.18.22611151.1
*2022MarylandBig TenSR1226239167.030087.77.7188142.7
*2023MarylandBig TenSRQB1229043766.433777.77.72511145.1
CareerOverall964143667.1113567.97.87737146.1
Alabama91275.01008.310.010172.5
Maryland955142467.1112567.97.87637145.9
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 2/12/2024.

Notable Headlines

Tagovailoa started out in Alabama, before transferring with Mac Jones and Bryce Young looking like they were going to be the starters. In 2020, he played in four games, with some decent production. His 2021 season was his breakout, where he set records through the air with his 3,860 yards from 474 attemtps for 26 TDs. Also showed his ability as a runner too, with 61 runs for 318 yards. In his 2022 season he struggled to keep playing to the same level, finishing with just over 3,000 yards with 18 TDs. 

Scouting Report

Positives

Strongly built- can stand effectively in the pocket and break weak tackles. Moves nicely on the ground, who can make defenders miss with his agility. If he gets into a rhythm, and his confidence can grow, then he looks fantastic. Has a quick release, and is accurate on short routes with good ball placement. Nice touch on his deeper passes, but can sometimes underthrow when he makes too much of an adjustment. In college, he has made good plays running out of the pockers and finding a receiver or running the ball.

Negatives

Doesn’t have great size, which could be a concern for him in the NFL. His arm strength is ok, but with the adjustment he makes for deep passes they can fall short. Can also look lost and forget his footwork when the pressure is on, leading to him losing accuracy on some passes.

Pre Draft Analysis

Expected Draft Capital- Late Rounds (If Drafted)

Ideal Landing Spot

Tagovailoa feels like he is going to be passed on by a number of teams. You could see a team with a questionable QB room bringing him in to compete, given the success of his brother in the league- the name value is going to mean something to someone. Could see the Dolphins wanting to bring in younger brother to the QB room. If not, he needs to be going to a team where he make compete for a spot on the roster.

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