The Tennessee Titans scouting and coaching staff were out in full force at the Ole Miss pro day Monday in Oxford, Miss.
Of course, their primary reason for being there was to get an up close evaluation of Rebels offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, who has been projected by many to be the Titans’ choice with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, which the Titans hold.
Tunsil was termed “very impressive” in front a large Titans contingent on hand Monday, as he bench pressed 225 pounds 34 times on Monday. That workout was performed in front of of Titans general manager Jon Robinson, head coach Mike Mularkey, director of scouting Blake Beddingfield and offensive line coach Russ Grimm, among others.
“He is long. He can cut grass with his feet. That’s a scouting term. He is strong, and you can see him block a lot of good football players,” Robinson said on NFL Network. “He’s a tough guy, a big man. He’s hard to get around, he can really run. You can see him on some of those space plays when he pulls and runs out on the screen game, or he’s working to get a safety when a running back breaks a long run. It’s easy to evaluate how athletic he is.”
Tunsil said things have been a bit of a whirlwind since the season ended with the bowl game, the Combine and now getting ready for the draft.
“It’s a lot to go though. It’s your dream, it’s your goal, so you just push through it,” Tunsil said.
Tunsil added that other than the Combine, he had not spent a lot of time with the Titans to this point. That, however, is expected to change, as the Titans were expected to have a private workout with him, and also are expected to bring him to St. Thomas Sports Park for a visit.
The other players on the spot at the Ole Miss pro day Monday included receiver LaQuan Treadwell, who may have hurt his stock somewhat by running a 4.65 and 4.63 in the 40-yard dash. Also, linebacker Robert Nkemdiche, who has had issues off the field, needed to impress in o
Tunsil is very much in play for the Titans at No. 1, along with Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey, whose pro day is scheduled on Tuesday in Tallahassee, Fla. The Titans contingent will be on hand for that as well.
“I think he can play both spots and I think he can play them at a high level. He, like Laremy and a couple of other players, are going to be high impact players wherever they go in the draft,” Robinson said of Ramsey.