Tua Tagovailoa's Odds to Be No. 1 Overall Pick After Declaring for 2020 NFL Draft

Zach Brunner
Tua Tagovailoa officially announces he will enter the NFL Draft.
Tua Tagovailoa officially announces he will enter the NFL Draft. / Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

In the highly-anticipated announcement on Monday, Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa officially announced that he will enter the 2020 NFL Draft. The talented signal caller currently has +1200 odds to be selected first overall, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Tagovailoa was widely considered the top overall prospect for the majority of this season, with #TankForTua trending on Twitter more than one occasion within multiple NFL fanbases. However, a season-ending injury not only hurt Alabama down the stretch, but it cleared the way for Joe Burrow to win the Heisman Trophy and earn his way to the top of the odds to be selected first overall in April's draft (-1150).

The season-ending injury Tua suffered was a dislocated hip; a freak injury that caused numerous fractures in the hip socket. After a successful surgery back in November, he is expected to make a full recovery, which most likely played a big part in the decision to enter the draft process.

Ohio State's superstar defensive end Chase Young (+550) owns the second-best odds to be selected first, followed by Tua (+1200), Andrew Thomas (+1400) and Justin Herbert (+1700). If Tagovailoa is able to make a full recovery and get back to his former self, he could end up being the steal of this year's draft.

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