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Laremy Tunsil falls to the Miami Dolphins in the draft after drugs controversy

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The 2016 NFL Draft went a very long way to reshaping the entire league and the first round was filled with twists and turns.

Draft night was filled with controversy, from two trades for the eighth and ninth picks to the San Diego Chargers choosing Joey Bosa third overall.


One of the top prospects in the draft was Ole Miss offensive Tackle Laremy Tunsil who some had as the nailed on third overall pick.


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However controversy struck as a video emerged on Tunsil's Twitter page of him smoking Marijuana whilst wearing a gas mask.

Tunsil later revealed that he only found out about the video when he entered the Green Room with the other prospects about to enter the NFL.

Tunsil's agent worked hard to assure teams that his client wasn't like that and reminded them that he passed every drug test issued to him over the last few months.

Rumours also emerged that his Twitter page had been hacked and that the video itself was several years old.

Nevertheless, teams began to pass on Tunsil and the man that many saw going third overall, dropped out of the top 10.

Two offensive tackles were taken ahead of Tunsil as Ronnie Stanley landed with the Baltimore Ravens and Jack Conklin went to the Tennessee Titans.

Eventually Tunsil was drafted by the Miami Dolphins with the 13th overall pick but the night will forever serve as a lesson to young players about the dangers of not only drugs, but social media as well.

A night of shocks

The 2016 NFL Draft may be remembered for the quarterback race that saw Jared Goff go to the LA Rams first overall and Carson Wentz end up with the Philadelphia Eagles with the second pick.

However there was more than one shock on the night as we saw the Chargers draft Bosa with the third pick and three trades happen in the first 21 picks.

Having traded away the number one pick, the Tennessee Titans traded up to the number eight slot with the Cleveland Browns while the Chicago Bears moved up to ninth thanks to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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