Tunsil: Gave thoughts to leaving during suspension, eager and hopeful to be No. 1 pick

Laremy Tunsil wants to be the No. 1 pick and knows he’s close. He knows this even though he doesn’t spent much time looking at mock drafts.

He’s got a definite message for the Titans about why he thinks they should select him.

Tunsil got the No. 1 pick question in a variety of ways as his interview time finished up just minutes ago. Here’s the video.

He also spoke frankly about his NCAA suspension, almost laughing at the nearby NCAA, its offices here in Indianapolis.

Asked if gets questions about his suspension and if that matters now, Tunsil just shook his head and laughed and said, “I don’t think that matters any more. I hope not.” Then he laughed more.

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze has praised Tunsil for sticking with the Rebels when he could have gone on to get an early start to preparing for his NFL career.

It wasn’t a given that Tunsil would stay.

“Of course you have thoughts, missing seven games, the NCAA not returning your calls or nothing like that. You’re going to have thoughts. I had to sit down with coach Freeze and really talk to him about it.

After some heavy discussions with Freeze and his mother he decided to stay.

“I talked to my momma, talked to coach Freeze. Wanted to be with my teammates. Didn’t want to leave my teammates at all. We’re brothers.”

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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