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Laremy Tunsil | Tackle

Team: Mississippi Rebels
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/2/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 310

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Dolphins T Laremy Tunsil addressed questions regarding supposed character issues, saying, "I'm not worried about that, everybody got their own opinions."
"Man, you live and you learn. But hey, I'm glad to be here. I'm glad to be with this team," Tunsil said. "I'm glad to be going through this weekend [of the rookie minicamp], get to meet the coaches, get to meet some of the players, get to meet some of the vets." Dolphins HC Adam Gase has been pleased with Tunsil's transition from the draft to actual football activity. Said Gase, "I thought he handled it great. He did a good job last week in the press conference, and I think he's just happy to be back in the building, getting back to football, doing what he loves." If Tunsil can steer clear from trouble moving forward, he has Pro Bowl potential. Remember, before the Rams traded up to No. 1, he was considered a strong possibility to be drafted first overall. One smoke-filled video does not change the talent here. Sat, May 7, 2016 03:32:00 PM

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NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein believes that the Dolphins' selection of Laremy Tunsil at No. 13 was the best pick of the first round.

Longtime Zierlein zealots shouldn't be surprised at this, as the analyst has long been a Tunsil backer. In running down his favorite pick of each round, he wrote of the Ole Miss rock, "If his slip down the draft board was only due to the his leaked video and not due to anything medically, then the Dolphins might have landed a future Pro Bowler at the left tackle spot." The 6-foot-5, 310-pounder was bypassed by both Notre Dame T Ronnie Stanley and Michigan State T Jack Conklin on Day 1, at least in part due to an instantly infamous video which surfaced on his Twitter account just as the draft proper was set to get underway.
Sat, May 7, 2016 01:17:00 PM

Pro Football Focus ranked Miami's draft class as the third-best in the NFL from a value-per-pick perspective.

PFF ranked No. 13 pick T Laremy Tunsil, who slid after an infamous video was posted to his Twitter account minutes before Rd. 1 began, No. 5 overall. "Third-rounder [WR Leonte] Carroo ranked No. 35 overall, and was the sixth-best receiver in the class who led the nation in yards per route run in 2015," Jeff Dooley wrote in an analysis published in the Washington Post. "He and [Rd. 7 WKU QB Brandon] Doughty (No. 109 overall) represented excellent values for Miami."
Thu, May 5, 2016 04:26:00 PM

The Dolphins received a C for their efforts in the 2016 Draft on Evan Silva's report card.

The analyst included CB Byron Maxwell and LB Kiko Alonso, acquired in a pre-draft trade with Philadelphia, in his grade. But he also included the loss of third- and fourth-round picks in 2017, needed, in conjunction with a sixth-rounder (186), to get up to No. 86 to take WR Leontee Carroo. "At No. 13, Dolphins VP of Football Operations Mike Tannenbaum happily stopped [T Laremy] Tunsil's slide for a confusing and ultimately innocuous social media mishap," Silva wrote. "A press-man prospect, [Xavien] Howard should get a chance to start early for a Dolphins team in severe need of cornerback help. Sixth-rounder [Jordan] Lucas will also be auditioned at press corner after spending most of his time at safety for the Nittany Lions. [Kenyan] Drake isn't a feature back candidate, but he should become a useful change-of-pace option behind Jay Ajayi."
Source: Rotoworld
Thu, May 5, 2016 01:25:00 PM

ESPN's Kevin Seifert "strongly suspect[s]" that the Ravens and Titans would have picked Ronnie Stanley and Jack Conklin ahead of Laremy Tunsil even if a video of Tunsil smoking pot out of a gas mask hadn't been released minutes before the draft.

Seifert argues that Tunsil's character issues didn't just sneak up on NFL decision-makers in the moments before the Draft opened. "This was a pileup of issues, not simply one that played out in real time on social media 13 minutes before the draft began," he wrote. We aren't sure that we buy his perception. After taking Stanley, the Ravens cited character as part of their decision-making process. The Titans, meanwhile, were believed by everyone to be taking Tunsil No. 1 overall before they traded down. If Conklin didn't move ahead of Tunsil on their board because of the video, how was he able to do so?
Wed, May 4, 2016 05:15:00 PM

Dolphins selected Ole Miss LT Laremy Tunsil with the No. 13 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Tunsil (6'5/310) made 26 starts in three years at left tackle for Ole Miss, allowing zero sacks and five QB hurries in six games as a 2015 junior. He missed seven games last season due to a suspension for receiving improper benefits. Strong (34 bench-press reps) with 34 1/4" arms and blessed with elite left-tackle feet, Tunsil is ready to protect quarterbacks in the NFL and offers traits to develop into a high-level run blocker. Although he doesn't address an immediate need in Miami, Tunsil became a potentially great value from a talent standpoint when he slipped in the draft due to a social media mishap.
Thu, Apr 28, 2016 09:50:00 PM

The MMQB's Peter King expects Titans GM Jon Robinson "to be active" on draft day.

Let's connect the dots here. King broke the Titans trade our of No. 1 story. He then had a separate interview with Robinson after the deal. They talk, likely often. King previously mocked the Titans moving into the Top 10 to draft Laremy Tunsil. Expect the Titans to move up for Tunsil or Taylor Decker or Jack Conklin. If not, Mike Florio suggested the Titans could draft a receiver at No. 15.
Source: The MMQB
Thu, Apr 28, 2016 10:38:00 AM

Ole Miss T Laremy Tunsil's stepfather filed a lawsuit against him Tuesday alleging Tunsil attacked him and then defamed him.

This action stems from an incident last June in which Tunsil allegedly attacked his stepfather, Lindsey Miller. Shortly thereafter, Miller and Tunsil levied domestic violence charges against one other. Those criminal charges were mutually dropped, but Miller is now seeking compensatory and punitive damages because of "past, present, and future bodily injury, pain & suffering, severe emotional distress, medical costs, damage to reputation, and/or other types of damages that he has incurred (and will likely continue to incur)." Miller's story regarding the June incident is that he and Tunsil’s mother, Desiree Polingo, had a "heated conversation" about Tunsil’s relationship with agents, after which Tunsil attacked him. Tunsil's story is he was defending his mom. "I don't know anything about it," Tunsil said Wednesday when asked about the lawsuit. He's in Chicago for the NFL Draft, which begins Thursday night.
Wed, Apr 27, 2016 01:49:00 PM

Ole Miss T Laremy Tunsil said that the Rams' acquisition of the No. 1 overall pick "hurt."

""I'm human — it hurt. Because (Nashville's) the place you thought you would be going. Plus, it's the No. 1 pick and they needed a left tackle," Tunsil said. "Your goal growing up is to be the first pick, so when they traded it, it hurts. But hey, it's football." The 6-foot-5, 310-pounder remains a probable top-10 pick, but top-5 is no longer a guarantee. He could still be selected as high as the Chargers at No. 3.
Tue, Apr 26, 2016 11:47:00 PM

An NFL personnel executive who spoke with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel compared Ole Miss T Laremey Tunsil to Hall of Fame T Walter Jones.

The executive offered the Jones comparable, then tossed another one out there just for good measure. "Good kid. About the same as Tyron Smith. [Tunsil] has a chance to be in a bunch of Pro Bowls." Another scout who spoke with the outlet wants to see a more physical game from the 6-foot-5, 310-pounder, saying, "I didn't see him as dominating because he must get stronger to handle big, physical edge guys in the run game. The Orlando Paces, the Joe Thomases are rare, but that's the definition of a dominating player." Tunsil could be drafted as high as No. 3, by the Chargers, though recent draft machinations by the Rams and Eagles have barred him from his once more/less assumed position as a potential No. 1 pick.
Sat, Apr 23, 2016 04:48:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that "several general managers" believe Cleveland will pick Ole Miss T Laremy Tunsil if they can't trade out of the No. 2 pick.

"The Browns would then trade Joe Thomas, known as the 'locker room lawyer,'" Pauline wrote. It appears that Cleveland finds themselves in the predicament Tennessee was formerly in, choosing between Tunsil and a ransom of picks (though, of course, they'd presumably get decent equity back for Thomas). The Browns reportedly have an offer on the table from Philadelphia that would net them the No. 8 pick, a third-rounder and 2017 first and third-rounders for No. 2. If they're not smitten with one of the top two quarterbacks, they should accept that immediately.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 12:22:00 PM

ESPN's Steve Muench compared Ole Miss T Laremy Tunsil to Joe Thomas.

That is quite the comparison to live up to. Thomas is a nine-time Pro Bowler. "Tunsil's not quite as powerful as Thomas," Muench wrote, "but he's an effective run-blocker who plays with the same kind of tenacity." The Worldwide Leader analyst sees one other marked difference between the two men beyond just the power. Namely, health. He noted that "[w]hile Thomas is an iron man who has started all 144 games of his career, Tunsil dislocated an ankle and broke a leg at the end of the 2014 season and missed time with a biceps injury." While he will no longer be drafted No. 1, the 6-foot-5, 310-pound Tunsil remains a potential top-10 selection and could still find himself landing in the top-5.
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 06:18:00 PM

NFL Network's Jeff Darlington reports via colleague Ian Rapoport that the Browns are "actively shopping" the No. 2 pick.

A week ago, we had all been lulled into a false sense of security by mock draft after mock draft projecting Ole Miss T Laremy Tunsil to the Titans at No. 1 and North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz to the Browns at No. 2. When the draft proper rolls around in a week-plus, we might not even see the Browns draft at that position (the Titans, obviously, have already shuffled off the mortal coil that is the No. 1 pick). We don't have further information as to whom the Browns might be talking with, but both the Jets and Eagles were embroiled in rumors for the No. 1 pick before the Rams swooped in with their mega-offer in the middle of last week. According to Darlington, the Eagles could be the interested party for No. 2, though "nothing is imminent" on the trade front, as the teams are "be[ing] very patient about this situation."
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 01:29:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports that Tennessee has at least two offers in hand that are good enough to spur further negotiation.

The Titans will no doubt hold out until the bitter end to get the best deal they can, but more and more folks in the industry expect a deal to eventually get done. "I really do expect them to trade out of that pick," said an NFL executive. "They'll market it up to the draft to get the best ransom they can, but they'll move it." La Canfora added that if they can't move the pick, Laremy Tunsil is the pick "and it isn't even all that close." He echoed Tony Pauline's report that Tennessee will target Notre Dame's Ronnie Stanley or Michigan State's Jack Conklin if they move down.
Source: CBS Sports
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 06:45:00 PM

Ole Miss T Laremy Tunsil visited the Chargers on Monday and has a Tuesday visit set with the Titans.

NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport passed along word of these visits. Tunsil's Monday visit to the Titans is the least surprising news in the history of mankind -- in a Peter King poll of NFL evaluators for MMQB, eight of 10 believe the Ole Miss rock will be heading to Tennessee to open draft festivities on April 28. The Chargers hold the No. 3 pick and could be in line for Tunsil should the Titans surprise with a different name on the card.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 09:03:00 PM