Ole Miss Tackle: I'd Love to Play for Titans


INDIANAPOLIS – Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil isn't afraid to admit he doesn't know a lot about the Titans.

But he'd love to find out more.

"I just know when I played for Ole Miss, it was close to Ole Miss. It's in Nashville,'' Tunsil said on Wednesday from the NFL Combine. "It would be great to play with your college team right (down) the road. I don't really know much about the Titans, but I would love to learn a lot about the Titans."

The Titans currently have the No.1 overall pick of the NFL Draft.

Tunsil has been a popular pick for the Titans in many of the mock drafts. In fact, ESPN's Mel Kiper and NFL Network's Mike Mayock both said this week Tunsil would be a perfect fit for the Titans.

That's music to the big man's ears.

"Everybody wants to be the No.1 pick. That has been my goal since I was a little kid,'' he said. "(The Titans) are a pretty good franchise. They had a little down season, and hopefully they draft me and I can help them win games, man, hopefully."

In 28 career games as the Rebels' left tackle, Tunsil (6-5, 305) was responsible for only two sacks allowed.

Titans general manager Jon Robinson said earlier in the day the team plans to evaluate him further.

"He has played a lot of football in the SEC,'' Robinson said of Tunsil. "He is a good athlete, he has done a nice job. He has blocked a lot of really good football players. I haven't met him yet, but I am looking forward to meeting him and getting to know him a little bit."

Tunsil said he'd be worth the pick, but he acknowledged he needs to improve as a run blocker.

"I am trying to sell teams I am a great guy, a humble guy, a hard worker who is dedicated to the game,'' he said.

Tunsil would also take pride in protecting Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, he said. He already has his spiel ready for the Titans.

"I would tell them, 'Hey, I've got great feet, man,''' Tunsil said with a smile. "I have great feet, man, and I am here to protect Mariota. I would put it all on the line and I would give them every play I can to help Mariota."

Titans head coach Mike Mularkey and GM Jon Robinson make media rounds at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. (Photos: Gary Glenn, Dwight Spradlin)


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