With the start of college football season on the horizon, next year’s NFL Draft buzz is upon us and one name that many are talking about is Ole Miss Rebels offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil.
According to Matt Brown of Sports On Earth, the junior could very well be a Top 10 pick in 2016 if he has a strong season.
“Injuries have plagued Tunsil, a five-star recruit in the class of 2013, and he’s returning from a broken leg suffered in the Peach Bowl. He’s also embroiled in a messy situation in which he got into a fight with his stepfather, who made accusations about Tunsil’s dealings with agents,” Brown wrote.
“If healthy and on the field, Tunsil is a supremely talented left tackle who could be a top-10 pick in the draft. He’s a fluid athlete who can adeptly handle speed rushers off the edge.”
It’s certainly hard to argue with that, despite the fact that Tunsil and his stepfather recently agreed to drop the domestic violence charges against each other, but it doesn’t take away from the reality that Tunsil has excellent size for his position at 6-foot-5, 305 pounds.
If he can get stronger and improve his durability over the course of the season, then he could easily become a Top 10 talent in the 2016 draft class.
Starting with Ole Miss’ season opener against Tennessee-Martin on September 5, scouts should get a key look at just what Tunsil may be able to do on the NFL level.
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