Laremy Tunsil didn’t have the greatest draft night back when he got selected No. 13 overall by the Miami Dolphins. Granted, going No. 13 isn’t terrible, but when you’re projected to go in the top-five two hours before the draft starts, sliding 10 spots isn’t magnificent.
Despite the former Ole Miss star’s misfortunes, current Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert just wants to help Tunsil out. Albert is currently under contract through the 2018 season, but after that, nobody would be surprised if Tunsil took over as the team’s blind-side protector.
“He is the future left tackle of this team,” Albert said, via the Miami Herald. “When my time is done, he’s going to step in [and] I’m going to make sure [he’s prepared]. That’s how you leave your legacy. You teach a young guy and sit at home retired and see that young guy flourish [and know] I helped him on his way and have the potential to make a lot of money and change the future of his family generation after generation. … They learn something from me and can say, ‘Branden Albert was a great mentor.’”
Tunsil is slated to be the Dolphins’ starting left guard for now, and Albert believes he’ll have his bumps and bruises, but in the end, he thinks Tunsil will flourish and has the physical capabilities to do so.
Source: Saturday Down South