Tua Tagovailoa Odds to Be Drafted by Dolphins Spike Just Minutes Before the 2020 NFL Draft

Jason Schandl
Tua Tagovailoa's NFL Draft odds to join the Dolphins are skyrocketing.
Tua Tagovailoa's NFL Draft odds to join the Dolphins are skyrocketing. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

All offseason long, Tua Tagovailoa to the Miami Dolphins at No. 5 has been one of the most commonly projected picks for the 2020 NFL Draft.

In recent weeks, however, there has been some buzz that Oregon's Justin Herbert could be the Dolphins' target instead. If the odds on FanDuel Sportsbook are any indication, however, Tua's chances of landing with the Dolphins are spiking drastically just minutes before the draft.

As recently as Tuesday, Herbert was slightly favored to be drafted ahead of Tua. Tagovailoa took a slight lead on Wednesday, and now he seems to be running away with it.

At about 5:30 p.m.. EST, the Dolphins were -125 to be Tua's Landing spot. As of 7:15, that had jumped to -170. And now, just 10 minutes away from the start of the draft, those odds sit at -200.

This year's draft promises to be one of the wildest in recent memory, so Tagovailoa is still far from a lock to become a Miami Dolphin. This late line movement is certainly a strong indicator that we will see the Dolphins pull the trigger on the Alabama quarterback though, whether it's at No. 5 or in a trade-up.

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