Miami Dolphins select Laremy Tunsil: Draft grade


The Miami Dolphins have selected Laremy Tunsil in the 2016 NFL Draft

After a senior season where off-field issues kept him on the bench for the first half of the year with the Ole Miss Rebels, Laremy Tunsil is now a member of the National Football League. Tunsil was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft Thursday.

Height: 6’5″

Weight: 310

40-yard dash: N/A

Notable stat: Came back in 2015 after suffering a torn bicep and fractured fibula during 2014 season

Laremy Tunsil arrived in Oxford, MS out of high school as one of the top rated prep prospects in the class of 2013. In 28 career games with the Rebels, Tunsil allowed just two sacks and was regarded as one of the best offensive tackles in college football throughout his career.

Tunsil missed significant playing time during the 2015 season as the NCAA investigated claims that the Rebels’ star received improper benefits, claims that were made by his stepfather following an altercation between the two men.

Laremy Tunsil was reinstated after missing the first seven games of the season (and having to reimburse money for benefits he received). His college career was highlighted by catching a touchdown pass in a Sugar Bowl victory by the Rebels.

He was slated by several mock drafts and insiders as a likely top overall pick by the Tennessee Titans before the team traded that pick to the Los Angeles Rams earlier this month.

Grade: B+

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