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Report: Teams were scared off by Laremy Tunsil’s ankle condition

Vincent Frank
Apr 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Laremy Tunsil (Mississippi) is selected by the Miami Dolphins as the number thirteen overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at Auditorium Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Former Mississippi offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil dropped out of the top-five of last month’s draft primarily due to a video released immediately before the event showing him smoking marijuana.

This video leak ended up forcing Tunsil all the way down to the Miami Dolphins at 13th overall, costing him millions of dollars in the process.

While the video is still one of the primary reasons the new Dolphins offensive lineman dropped down the draft board, this report from Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole sheds some light on another red flag for NFL teams.

“According to multiple sources I talked to, Tunsil has a┬ápre-arthritic condition in his ankle, and that’s one of the concerns that came up late in the draft process, Cole reported. “In fact, talking to two of those sources, what they say about Tunsil’s ankle is that it may be worse than Myles Jack’s knee.”

To say that this is an alarming report would be an understatement. While all the focus was on Tunsil getting caught smoking weed in a video that was reportedly from years back, this ankle condition could have a major impact on his ability to be a long-term fixture in Miami.

Remember, Jack fell out of the top five to the second day of the draft due to his knee condition. If Tunsil’s ankle is a bigger concern, that has to be alarming for the Dolphins.