PFF scouting report: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss

Mike Renner and the PFF draft analysts breaks down Mississippi's Laremy Tunsil ahead of the 2016 NFL draft.

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(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

PFF scouting report: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss

Here is the PFF draft profile for Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil, which incorporates PFF’s college grades and scouting intel from our team of analysts. To see all of PFF’s 2016 scouting reports, click here

Position rank: 1
Overall rank: Top 10

Position fit:

Left or Right Tackle in any run scheme

Stat to know:

Allowed one total pressure to Texas A&M (Myles Garrett), LSU (Arden Key), and Oklahoma State (Emmanuel Ogbah) combined.

What he does best:

• Elite pass protector. Faced the toughest slate of edge rushers of anyone in the country and yielded only five pressures in 185 pass blocking snaps
• Rare ability to change direction. Gets out of his stance with ease and able to patiently counter any speed rusher
• Locates and attacks linebackers at the second level extremely well
• Built how you’d want a left tackle to look with requisite height and length to consistently land the first punch in pass protection

Biggest concern:

• Doesn’t have crushing movement on blocks starting at the line of scrimmage like some other prospects
• Limited playing time with only 1,086 snaps over the past two seasons
• Will lunge for first punch on occasion

Bottom line:

The cleanest tackle to come out of college in some time. Tunsil simply looks different than your average tackle in the NFL with comparisons to Tyron Smith not being unfounded. With quality offensive line play dwindling around the league, Tunsil’s makeup will be just what the doctor ordered for a tackle-needy team drafting in the top 10.


  • Mike J.

    There have been some problematic players chosen high at OT the past few years. Luke Joeckel & Eric Fisher come to mind.

    • Tim Edell

      Tunsil is light years ahead of those 2!!

      • Mike J.

        Well, they did go 1 & 2.They were considered ”can’t miss” at the time.

        • Tim Edell

          That was a terrible top 10 one if the worst in recent memory. Even at the time they were both considered the best of the bunch not really cant-miss prospects.

          • KAO

            Yet Lane Johnson proved to be the best of the bunch lol Go Birds!