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Jon Robinson raves about Laremy Tunsil at Ole Miss pro day

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans were in Oxford, Mississippi, Monday for Ole Miss’ pro day, where the star attraction was left tackle Laremy Tunsil.

Tunsil may be the choice with Tennessee’s No. 1 pick on April 28 in the NFL draft.

General manager Jon Robinson reiterated much of what he has been saying about Tunsil in an interview with NFL Network.

“He’s long, he can cut grass with his feet ... he’s strong,” Robinson said. “You can see him block a lot of good football players. He’s a tough guy, he’s a big man, he’s hard to get around. He can really run. You can see him out 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.”

To me, the default scenario for the Titans is staying at the top of the draft and drafting Tunsil.

That would mean flipping Taylor Lewan from left tackle to right tackle, and Tunsil and free-agent acquisition Ben Jones, a center, would be called on to bolster a line that needs to protect Marcus Mariota and block for running back DeMarco Murray.

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze raved about his top prospect, who benched 225 pounds 34 times.

“I have no idea how you could pass on a left tackle that moves like he does,” he said. “The one knock that anyone might have had would be he has to polish up his run-blocking skills. While there is probably some truth to that, I think the confidence that’s coming with his added strength that he just proved today that he has is going to make that because his second step gets in the ground faster than most human beings'.

"He’s going to be a good run-blocker. I would ask also is it more important to have that polished or to protect that quarterback from that defensive end? There is no one that I’ve seen that’s as good as he is doing that.”