All signs thus far point to the Tennessee Titans selecting Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil with the first pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, but one in particular thinks that the Titans could do better with the pick.
That someone would be John Breitenbach of Pro Football Focus, who cited Tunsil’s trouble with speed rushers in college and capped his article with the opinion that Tennessee would probably be better off drafting a defensive lineman like Ohio State’s Joey Bosa or Oregon’s DeForest Buckner.
That’s all well and good, but there has been absolutely nothing coming out of Titans camp to suggest that, at this point, Tunsil isn’t at the top of their big board. Tennessee added a key piece of its future in quarterback Marcus Mariota last year, with the second overall pick, so it’s only natural that GM Jon Robinson would this year want to give Mariota some protection on his blind side.
Thus, given how Tunsil has tremendous size at 6-foot-5, 305 pounds and has been lauded by scouts and analysts as the best option at No. 1, Breitenbach’s words are certainly ones to be considered, but not taken as gospel by any means.
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