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Miami Dolphins: Laremy Tunsil impressing coaches

Life is getting back to normal for Laremy Tunsil after his draft day disaster.


Life is getting back to normal for Laremy Tunsil after his draft day disaster. A few weeks into his NFL career now and back to football Tunsil has been able to get to what he does best. Blocking. Miami Dolphins coaches, who seem to have benefited from other teams getting cold feet on draft day, have been raving about his work both on and off the field. “He works,” Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said; “He pays attention. He doesn’t make the same mistake over and over again, which you look for in a rookie. He leaves those meetings, goes, looks at it and comes on the field and it shows. I’ve been really impressed with him and, again, it’s still teach mode. It’s still a new position for him.” That new position is guard. Despite every draftnik and his mother projecting Tunsil as a quality left tackle in the NFL the Dolphins, who currently have Branden Albert and Ja’Wuan James under contract through 2018, seem to be lining up the monstrous Ole Miss player on the inside. It’s not a bad strategy, though it may damage his ability to play the left tackle position in the long term. Albert has never completed a full season for Miami and his contract becomes extremely cuttable next summer, meaning there could be a need to play Tunsil outside sooner rather than later anyway. Whether the move to guard is a long term one or just an attempt to get him on the field immediately we don’t know yet, but it’s clear Tunsil is taking it seriously and the results are already starting to come. “I knew he was athletic” said fellow guard Jamil Douglas, “but I think the guy is … it’s crazy how athletic he is. If you watch him play, how natural his movements are. He’s just an athletic guy, smart guy.”

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Toby Durant

A passionate and opinionated writer, I am currently the NFL and MLB editor for RealSport. However I also contribute to F1, WWE, Football, and other sections of the site.

I have covered the NFL International Series for RealSport and previously contributed to SB Nation.

Miami Dolphins: Laremy Tunsil impressing coaches

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