Other teams expect the Titans to take Laremy Tunsil

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The Titans are talking up the possibility of trading down, but most teams don’t think they’ll do it.

Instead, other NFL teams are expecting the Titans to stay at the top of the draft and select Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil.

Peter King of TheMMQB.com polled 10 personnel executives who shape their teams’ draft boards, and eight of them said they’re expecting Tunsil to go first overall. A ninth executive said he thinks the Titans could take either Tunsil or Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey. Only one said the Titans will trade the pick to a team looking to draft North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz.

Tunsil to the Titans makes a lot of sense and has looked like the most likely outcome for the whole draft process. The Titans have their franchise quarterback in Marcus Mariota, and they want a franchise left tackle to protect him. Things can still change in the 17 days until the draft, but it’s likely that the first name Roger Goodell calls on draft night will be Laremy Tunsil.

12 responses to “Other teams expect the Titans to take Laremy Tunsil

  1. .
    It seems the consensus opinion on Tunsil is that he’s the type of LT you plug and play on day one and he’s still standing there a decade later. The bust factor seems close to zero.
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  2. There are no guarantees on OTs: remember Mike Williams? Picked #4 overall and a TOTAL bust. Desire is so important…and so hard to measure

  3. Titans drafted a LT 2 seasons ago, Taylor Lewan. High-drafted LTs bust ALL THE TIME. It would be so stupid to pick the same position you picked a few years back, especially if he busts like many at the position do when they go so high.

  4. Draft Ramsey first. Then the best tackle on the board in the low second. Bet that’d give better results.

  5. Every year they say some LT is gonna “anchor the line for the next 10 years” The last 5 LT’s taken in the top 5 were Eric Fisher, Greg Robinson, Luke Joeckel, Lane Johnson and Matt Khalil. They all range from mediocre to busts.

  6. I agree Ramsey is the pick here. Sorry but LT’s don’t win SB’s, that’s a collective effort by the OL.

    I wouldn’t take a RT till the 4th round myself. Chemistry is the name of the game up front. They don’t call them big ugly’s for nothing. Best thing about an OL is if you never even hear about them an entire game.

  7. therealraider says:
    Apr 11, 2016 10:48 PM
    Every year they say some LT is gonna “anchor the line for the next 10 years” The last 5 LT’s taken in the top 5 were Eric Fisher, Greg Robinson, Luke Joeckel, Lane Johnson and Matt Khalil. They all range from mediocre to busts.

    Lane Johnson has been a top 2 or 3 RT in the NFL the last few years and should make the smooth transition over to LT … but i agree with the overall point. OT is a highly over drafted position in the first round of the nfl draft

  8. How about that Greg Robinson guy 2nd overall. Luke Joeckel. Taylor Lewan. Eugene Monroe. Eric Fisher (p.s. has anyone looked at how spectacularly bad the entire 2013 draft class is shaping up to be?)

    People seem to think that taking a tackle at the top of the draft is a guaranteed plug and play player for the next decade, when in fact we have seen a ton of highly-drafted linemen struggle over the past few years.

  9. If they pick Tunsil they might consider playing him at RT for a year then switch he and Lewan in ’17. It really worked out for Tyron Smith.

  10. therealraider says:
    Apr 11, 2016 10:48 PM
    Every year they say some LT is gonna “anchor the line for the next 10 years” The last 5 LT’s taken in the top 5 were Eric Fisher, Greg Robinson, Luke Joeckel, Lane Johnson and Matt Khalil. They all range from mediocre to busts.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    As a Raiders fan, I know this all too well. Think back to the mid-2000’s when we drafted #2 overall Robert Gallery – the ‘next Orlando Pace’, the CONSENSUS ‘lock down the left side for a decade, best prospect since Pace’ LT everyone craves. He ended up having a nice, if unspectacular career…as a LG.

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