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Laremy Tunsil

Dec 31, 2014; Atlanta , GA, USA; Mississippi Rebels offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil (78) prepares to block TCU Horned Frogs defensive tackle Terrell Lathan (90) during the first quarter in the 2014 Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Game: Ole Miss At Mississippi State – Saturday, November 28th – 6:15 P.M. CT – ESPN2

Position: Tackle

College: Ole Miss

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 305

Pro Comparison: Russell Okung

Tunsil may very well be the top tackle in this coming draft. As I stated in my previous edition of Bears Draft Watch, it will come down to the wire on whether Tunsil or Ronnie Stanley is the top offensive lineman in this years draft.

With Tunsil there is not a whole lot to not like.

Laremy Tunsil has elite athleticism for an offensive tackle. Tunsil consistently displays excellent pass protection technique. As the big bodied tackle shifts his feet he is able to get his hands on a rusher and latch on through engagement by use of his long arms.

One thing that truly goes unnoticed about Tunsil is the balanced approach he takes when coming out of his stance. Rarely will you see him get blown by. Rarely will you see him lunging forward. It just does not happen.

This is because of his great balance, in and out of his stance. Allowing for him to let the rusher come to him, rather than him rushing towards them.

Tunsil has an elite pass protection skill set. The mixture of his lengthy frame, excellent technique, and athleticism allows for him to block the best of pass rushers.

The one area of Tunsil’s that there are still questions about is his run blocking ability. Because he does not typically come to rushers, and instead lets them come to him, he will engage blockers and hold them off – but does not dispose of blitzers like the leagues elite.

With Tunsil the Bears would have an offensive line that would be young, yet extremely talented. Imagine a world where you have Laremy Tunsil on one side of the line, and Kyle Long on the other. The thought itself is scary.

Make sure to checkout the talented Ole Miss Rebels take on the Bulldogs of Mississippi State this Saturday.

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