• Tagovailoa's fortunes could change in the 2020 NFL Draft
  • A hip injury could force NFL teams to rethink getting Tagovailoa
  • Justin Herbert could be next best QB for teams to consider

As things stand now, it appears that Joe Burrow is likely to be selected first overall by the Cincinnati Bengals. That is unless a shocking trade is pulled off considering teams like the Miami Dolphins want him too. But moving down the line of other prospects, there could be changes forthcoming.

Aside from Burrows, there are other quarterbacks of interest to other NFL teams. Among them include Tua Tagovailoa, the Samoan-American who played for the Alabama Crimson Tide. With Burrow lost, the 21-year-old quarterback looms as the next best play-caller in the 2020 NFL Draft Class. However, a reported hip injury could make interested teams think twice.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Tagovailoa underwent a CT scan and the results were as positive as possible. He is apparently dealing with a fracture in his hip but has allegedly fully healed. The Samoan-American suffered the injury back in November and underwent surgery to address it.

Following the Bengals are the Washington Redskins. Per some NFL Mock Drafts, they could go after Chase Young. The Detroit Lions select third, a team that could have interest in Tagovailoa. If they are not too keen on taking a risk, they could divert their attention to DL Derrick Brown.

The New York Giants select at fourth and pundits speculate them picking offensive line Jedrick Wills Jr. rounding up fifth are the Dolphins, a team in dire need of a quarterback. Tagovailoa is seen as the plausible choice if they are willing to gamble on his durability. If they feel that the risk is not worth it, they could end up getting the next best available quarterback in Justin Herbert. The Chargers, another team in need of a QB could take their chances on Tagovailoa.

There are a lot of scenarios to consider. The Dolphins could pull off a deal to get higher and get the quarterback they need. But as far as landing Burrow, their chances are remote. It all boils down to Tagovailoa and Herbert, players who they could still get at the 5th spot.

With the 2020 NFL Draft still months away, Tagovailoa still has time to recuperate and show he is up to par. His agent says that the 21-year-old would be healthy enough to hold a throwing session for teams ahead of the draft. If that materializes, then lesser complications could ensue - especially for teams direly looking to pick up a young quarterback for the coming NFL season.

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Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide rushes against the Auburn Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images