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Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil entering 2016 NFL Draft

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01:  Laremy Tunsil #78 of the Mississippi Rebels celebrate his touchdown with teammates during the second quarter against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in  the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Getty Images

Another Ole Miss standout is leaving school early for the NFL, but this one would prefer to walk through the door than go out the window.

Via Daniel Paulling of the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, the Rebels left tackle has decided to leave school early for the 2016 NFL Draft.

“After weighing the decision with my family, I will forgo my senior season and enter the 2016 NFL Draft,” Tunsil said in a statement released by the school. “It’s been a lifelong dream to play in the NFL, and I’m excited about the challenge in front of me.”

“Few players have brought more joy to my life than Laremy Tunsil, and I’m so proud to see him take this next step in his life,” coach Hugh Freeze added in the statement.  I will always be grateful for the opportunity he gave us three years ago, and I look forward to seeing him walk across the stage at this year’s NFL Draft. With his spirit, hard work and determination, he has a bright future ahead of him.”

Tunsil is a potential top-five pick, who will also draw a little attention for an off-field issue. He was arrested this summer for punching his step-father in an incident regarding agents, which invited some NCAA scrutiny, and led to a seven-game suspension.

But unlike Ole Miss teammate Robert Nkemdiche, he has not been arrested for marijuana after falling out a window, making him a boring kind of prospect who is merely very good at football and not defenestration.

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6 Responses to “Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil entering 2016 NFL Draft”
  1. Fake French Accent says: Jan 4, 2016 5:40 PM

    Everyone knows he’s going No. 1 overall. Smart, don’t pull a Matt Barkley.

  2. craniator says: Jan 4, 2016 5:40 PM

    Huge Freeze ? Sounds like that Winter we had last year.

  3. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 4, 2016 5:55 PM

    coach Huge Freeze added in the statement.
    ______

    I think you mean Hugh Freeze. Huge Freeze is what the Seahawks are going to experience at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday.

  4. allforfunnplay says: Jan 4, 2016 6:01 PM

    i read his name as “Turnstile”…not good for an offensive Tackle.

  5. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 4, 2016 6:14 PM

    One of several OSU players leaving a local detention center to enter the NFL draft.

  6. radrntn says: Jan 4, 2016 7:11 PM

    Ole Miss could easily have 3 players selected in the top 10 picks.

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