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Prospect Profile: Laremy Tunsil

Take a look at Laremy Tunsil, the OT from Ole Miss in action. 

*In order to familiarize fans with some of the top names in the 2016 NFL Draft, Chargers.com will be highlighting a different prospect each weekday leading up to the first day of the draft on April 28th. *

We continue the series with a scouting report of Ole Miss OT Laremy Tunsil.

Name: Laremy Tunsil
School: Ole Miss
Height: 6-5
Weight: 310 pounds
Position: OT
**NFL Network Pro Comparison: Tyron Smith *

Few offensive line prospects have received more pre-draft praise in recent seasons than Laremy Tunsil.   After all, it's not every year that 6-5, 310-pound tackles with his type of elite athleticism and nimble feet are available.

As such, many pundits consider the Ole Miss tackle the prohibitive favorite to be selected first overall in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Tunsil uses his lateral quickness and quick-twitch movements to seal speed rushers off the edge, particularly with a terrific kick step.  Scouts drooled over his 34 ¼-inch arm and 10-inch hand measurements at the Combine, and he used them to repeatedly jolt defenders back at Ole Miss. Able to change directions on a dime, Tunsil is most revered for his pass blocking ability.  However, he also has impressive range as a run blocker with a penchant for eliminating defenders at the second level.

Some would like to see more pure power out of the tackle, but they believe that will come under proper tutelage in an NFL strength and conditioning program.  Overall, Tunsil boasts a rare athletic skill set for a massive tackle with the potential to be a cornerstone of an offense from day one.

The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed above do not represent the opinions or policies of the San Diego Chargers' front office staff, coaches or executives.

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