Dolphins general manager Chris Grier told a press conference on Tuesday that he would not discuss the team’s draft strategy, but shared information that should inform their plans with their two first round pick.
The Dolphins took QB Tua Tagovailoa with the fifth overall pick in last year’s draft and were inserted into the starting lineup in Week 6. There were ups and downs for the rest of the season. season and the Dolphins have drawn him in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick in several games. , but they’re not looking for someone ahead of Tagovailoa on the depth map.
Grier said he saw enough of the rookie in nine starts to know the team were comfortable moving forward with him as a starter.
“Tua, I’m very happy. he is our starting shift. . . . I think Tua did a great job working through the process, ”Grier said, via Adam Beasley of Miami Herald.
There may be a team that wants to get into the Dolphins’ third overall pick in order to add a quarterback and the right offer could lead to even more assets to use to build a team around Tagovailoa for a 2021 offer in playoffs.