Written by Jeff Risdon on July 30, 2015
This is the second installment in the preseason evaluation series. The first was Tunsil’s Ole Miss teammate Robert Nkemdiche.
Tunsil mans the left tackle spot for the Rebels, with an emphasis on “man”. He’s a very high-end prospect, but even a Ferrari needs tuning up. There are a couple of areas where I would like to see Tunsil improve in his final season in the physical, demanding SEC West.
Rules of Engagement It’s not often an offensive lineman’s exceptional athleticism is a negative, but for the rising junior it creates an awkward critique. Tunsil is great at getting out into space as a run blocker, but he has some struggles engaging defenders once he’s out there.
Here’s an example from the LSU game.
Tunsil does a very good job in holding at the line on the initial action. Many tackles like to cheat a bit and (read more…)