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Laremy Tunsil won’t run 40 at Combine

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01:  Laremy Tunsil #78 of the Mississippi Rebels scores runs in a touchdown 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 Stacy Revere/Getty Images) Getty Images

There’s been talk about Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil going first overall to the Titans should the Titans hold onto the first overall pick in this year’s draft, something that Tunsil suits him just fine when talk to the media at the Combine this week.

Tunsil also said that he’s confident that he’s the best tackle in the draft.

“I have great feet, great frame,” Tunsil said, via CBSSports.com. “I just think I’m the best. You’ve got to have that swagger about yourself. You’ve got to be confident.”

Tunsil won’t rank first among tackles when it comes to running the 40 at the Combine, however. Kim Jones of NFL Media reports that Tunsil, who didn’t bench press in Indy, will skip that drill because he “just prefers to do it” at Ole Miss’ pro day workout next month. He said he will take part in other offensive line drills.

As long as Tunsil doesn’t flop at the pro day, there shouldn’t be too much impact from his decision. Notre Dame’s Ronnie Stanley, who is considered the other top tackle in this draft class, also didn’t bench and said he’ll do everything else other than the broad jump.

UPDATE 11:16 a.m. ET: According to multiple reports, Tunsil has opted not to do any of the drills in Indianapolis.

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17 Responses to “Laremy Tunsil won’t run 40 at Combine”
  1. floratiotime says: Feb 26, 2016 10:55 AM

    Oink oink oink … and we know why. You’re slow.

  2. thingamajig says: Feb 26, 2016 10:57 AM

    If you’re not going to do all the drills then don’t bother coming.

  3. rcali says: Feb 26, 2016 11:00 AM

    Welcome to the Bills!

  4. fanofpft says: Feb 26, 2016 11:11 AM

    Man boobs.

  5. steelerben says: Feb 26, 2016 11:22 AM

    floratiotime says:
    Feb 26, 2016 10:55 AM
    Oink oink oink … and we know why. You’re slow.

    +++++++++++++++++++

    Of course he is slow. He is an offensive tackle. There are much more important things at that position than blazing speed in the 40.

  6. granadafan says: Feb 26, 2016 11:23 AM

    It’s safe to say Tunsil’s stepfather will see none of the NFL money.

  7. chriskap11 says: Feb 26, 2016 11:26 AM

    A guy who picks and chooses when to perform!!!

    Red flags anyone

    Johnny Manzel of the offensive linemen

  8. therealraider says: Feb 26, 2016 11:27 AM

    Shying away from the comvine is never a good look. Many great collegiate players with alot to lose have come to the Combine and faced the fire and put up great numbers. Some years the number 1 guy shows everybody why he’s #1, some years the top guys shy away.

  9. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Feb 26, 2016 11:36 AM

    Once in a generation talent. Tennessee needs him to protect their investment for the next 10 years.

  10. habsfanatic says: Feb 26, 2016 11:47 AM

    Joe Thomas didn’t shy away from combine events, if you’re an athlete and say you’re the best, why not compete?

  11. freebledsoe says: Feb 26, 2016 11:52 AM

    40 time for an OT is fairly meaningless. But skipping all other drills? Bench press is somewhat important because they need to use their arms and hands to keep defenders off their bodies, although arm length plays a big role in that. But it’s the foot speed and shuttle drills that they have to perform well on. 10 yard split, 3 cone, etc measure quickness and agility in a small space. Why go to combine if you’re not going to perform? Just to interview?

  12. yyc2phx says: Feb 26, 2016 11:58 AM

    You’ve got 3 to 4 years of college game film… Scouts at every game along with interaction with head coaches and positional coaches…. Most important thing is the interview…

  13. damondred1 says: Feb 26, 2016 12:59 PM

    Habsfanatic:

    Because it’s not in his interest to do so. All that can happen is that he would stand to lose millions. He won’t gain a cent by competing.

    It’s capitalism. Let it happen.

  14. gotitan says: Feb 26, 2016 1:04 PM

    RED FLAGS! We’ve already had our 2011 draft pick retire because “his heart wasn’t in it”. And he was selected before Watt.

  15. flipola says: Feb 26, 2016 1:13 PM

    But I just now saw him do a drill, up against Ronnie Stanley, ironically enough.

  16. justintuckrule says: Feb 26, 2016 1:32 PM

    Why bother going. Combine is to improve your draft stock. You’re already projected as the top overall pick. Only way to go is down from there. Stay home and let the serfs battle it out.

  17. toldlikeitis says: Feb 26, 2016 2:23 PM

    Conklin has shown himself to be the best OT in the draft but gets none of the hype

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