Jets GM admits trying to trade up for Laremy Tunsil

After a video surfaced showing Laremy Tunsil baking away inside of a gas mask following a bong rip, the former Ole Miss offensive tackle  fell from a projected top five pick to the Miami Dolphins at No. 13.

However, it appears as though he could have ended up playing for a different team in the AFC East.

New York Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan spoke with WFAN’s Mike Francesa this week and admitted that his team attempted to trade up to land Tunsil, who was widely regarded as the top offensive lineman available in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Did Jets try to move up for "the tackle" or "the Ole Miss tackle," as Mike Francesa refers to Laremy Tunsil? Yes, says Mike Maccagnan.

— Darryl Slater (@DarrylSlater) May 3, 2016

Ultimately, the Jets let the draft play out and eventually settled for Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee at No. 20.

Considering the Jets traded with the Denver Broncos for offensive tackle Ryan Clady earlier this season, keeping their picks and selecting a standout like Lee with their first-round pick could end up being the best move for the franchise in the long-term.

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