Tunsil could be in line for a potentially huge payday this spring.
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When Ole Miss sat Laremy Tunsil for the first seven games of the season, Rebel fans knew the team would be missing one of its more talented players but did they realize just how talented Tunsil is perceived in some NFL circles?
CBS Sports recently predicted Tunsil to be the No. 1 overall draft selection in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions:
The Lions have struggled to protect the pocket and create run lanes at the line of scrimmage so not only does Tunsil fit a glaring need, but he's also worthy of the top pick. The Ole Miss star has NFL-ready tools to play left tackle, forcing Riley Rieff over to right tackle..
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The article also pegs Robet Nkemdiche No. 7 to Jacksonville and Laquon Treadwell No. 9 to Dallas.
With so much talent on its roster, its hard to fathom the Rebels losing to Memphis, Florida and Arkansas all in the same season. With challenging games remaining against LSU and Mississippi State, will these talented players finish their season on a high note or are they already eyeing potential pro careers?