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.