Dolphins Draft Grade: OT Laremy Tunsil

Publisher Eric Roddy reveals his draft grade for the Miami Dolphins' first round pick, OT Laremy Tunsil.

To say the Miami Dolphins got the steal of the draft when Mississippi Rebels OT Laremy Tunsil dropped to them at 13th overall is an understatement.

Tunsil was multiple analysts' top selection in the entire draft, and was projected to go as high as 3rd overall to the San Diego Chargers. However, a video of Tunsil smoking weed from a a gas mask surfaced just prior to the draft, starting what was one of the biggest draft slides since Brady Quinn. Tunsil was slated to go to the Baltimore Ravens before free falling outside of the Top 10. 

Then, at 13th overall, the Dolphins felt that he was too good to pass up. Tunsil was the highest rated offensive tackle since Hall of Famer Walter Jones. 

And now, he will be protecting Ryan Tannehill, likely moving inside until Branden Albert retires or moves on from the team, where Tunsil will kick back outside and become the team's franchise left tackle. 

Therefore, the Dolphins fixed two spots on the offensive line with one pick. That's worthy of an A grade in my opinion. 

Tunsil was an absolute beast in college, missing only a few games during his career and giving up a ridiculous 2 sacks in 28 games with the Rebels.

He will start immediately on the offensive line, and if he can stay healthy, he should have an illustrious and long career. 

FINS UP!

Final Draft Grade: A


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