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Meet the Prospect: Ole Miss T Laremy Tunsil

Take a look at some of the names being associated with San Francisco's seventh-overall pick.

The San Francisco 49ers hold the seventh overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. With that in mind, gets you ready for the draft with profiles on the elite talent available beginning on April 28 in Chicago.

We begin our "Meet the Prospect" series with a name seemingly on top of everyone's draft boards, Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil.

First Glance

Let's be honest for a second: It will be a major shock if the nation's top offensive lineman is on the board when the San Francisco 49ers make the seventh overall selection. However, it's worth noting that anything can happen on draft night and so getting to know every top draft prospect is a must this time of the year.

Tunsil's unique blend of size and athleticism make him an intriguing prospect. It also makes him a viable option for the Tennessee Titans' first overall selection. Tunsil, a three-year starter at left tackle, was suspended for seven games in 2015 and overcame a dislocated ankle and broken leg suffered in a 2014 Peach Bowl loss. On the bright side, Tunsil made the All-SEC First-Team in 2014 as a sophomore. He dominated the 28 games he appeared in, allowing two sacks against college football's top competition. Tunsil turns 22 in August.


Height: 6-5
Weight: 310
Arm length: 34 and 1/4 inches
Hand size: 10 inches Pro Comparison

Dallas Cowboys three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith

Best College Game

Tunsil battled many of the nation's elite pass-rushers on a weekly basis. The film doesn't lie on his track record of success against talented edge-rushing prospects. But Tunsil's most eye-catching performance took place in the 2015 Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma State when a well-designed gimmick play resulted in the lineman scoring on a 2-yard touchdown from a throw-back pass behind the line of scrimmage. Combine Statistics

Tunsil did not participate in combine testing drills.

Mock Draft Connections

ESPN's Todd McShay - No. 1 overall pick (Titans)

NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah - No. 1 overall pick (Titans)

NFL Media's Charles Davis - No. 3 overall pick (San Diego Chargers)

What the Media Is Saying...

"Great feet, long arms, but I don't know if he's as strong as (Washington offensive tackle) Trent (Williams). If you're Tennessee, and you've got your franchise quarterback, step two is how you enhance his position, protecting him up front and getting him enough weapons. The one thing I say about the first pick is he better be a good football player on day one, an eight-to-10-year starter barring injury, an alpha male, good in the locker room … or you don't want to take him there. But does Tunsil make sense for Tennessee? Sure he does, and he enhances two positions, because you can move Taylor Lewan to the right side, which is probably a better position for him." - NFL Media's Mike Mayock

"Tunsil is the most talented offensive lineman in the draft, so if Tennessee is interested in filling its biggest need -- and protecting QB Marcus Mariota for the long term -- he would be a great choice. If a QB-needy team is looking to leapfrog Cleveland and trade up to the No. 1 spot, then the Titans could stockpile some extra picks and still potentially get a really good second option at tackle in Ronnie Stanley." - ESPN's McShay

"Physical mind-set and always looking for someone to block. Doesn't play with complacency. Smart and quickly picks up defenders on delayed blitzes and combo blocks. Scored his only career touchdown in his final game, showing off body control and soft hands. Mature makeup and carries himself with a positive attitude." - CBS Sports' Dane Brugler

Fun Fact

"His mother, a nurse, planned to name him Christopher. Then an aunt interjected and suggested Jeremy. Somehow, they settled on Laremy. Says Tunsil: 'I honestly have no idea where the L comes from.'" Tunsil to's Peter King on Feb. 18, 2016

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