The Ole Miss Rebels held their pro-day on Monday inside the Manning Athletic Center and the Tennessee Titans were well represented to watch multiple players show their abilities to all 32 NFL teams who were present,
Both general manager Jon Robinson and head coach Mike Mularkey were paying close attention to tackle Laremy Tunsil while their offensive line coach Russ Grimm helped run the Rebels star and his teammates through line drills.
There has been a lot of discussion as to whether the Titans should take Tunsil or Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey with the top overall pick, but after watching today's workout, that decision might have been made easier.
Ramsey is a phenomenal athlete and is an immediate upgrade for a Titans secondary that desperately need upgrading, but Tunsil is so good that he has officially won me over. Not that that was a hard thing to do.
Tunsil is so light on his feet, and can change direction almost effortlessly. He is strong- produced 34 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press today- and has incredible length and skills of hand placement and violent hands to disengage defenders hands. When he locks on to a defender and locks his arms, he is almost unbeatable.
When looking at the Tunsil vs. Ramsey debate, that's where this debate becomes easy to decide.
Of the two, which player can help franchise quarterback Marcus Mariota continue to grow and mature as an NFL quarterback?
Tunsil is a player with Hall of Fame potential, and while the same can be said about Ramsey, Tunsil would immediately solidify an offensive line that must improve in 2016 for Mariota to be able to stay healthy and take his next step toward what everyone believes he is capable of becoming.
Of course the Titans are examining the possibility of trading down, but if the Titans do "stick and pick" as Robinson has stated repeatedly, then Tunsil should be the man, and it is an easy decision.
Could the Titans be lucky enough to pull off a trade, but still be able to be in position to select Tunsil? That would be the best present the Titans franchise, and fans have gotten since the Titans came to town and set the city on fire with a Super Bowl run.