The Miami Dolphins have signed first-round draft pick Laremy Tunsil, the team announced on Friday. Tunsil, an offensive tackle from Ole Miss, slipped to the Dolphins with the 13th overall pick after a video of him appearing to smoke marijuana two-years ago surfaced on his Twitter account just minutes before the start of the Draft. Tunsil, who was considered a possible number-one pick, became the third offensive tackle selected.
We have signed guard/tackle Laremy Tunsil and quarterback Brandon Doughty.— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) May 6, 2016
The Dolphins are believed to have Tunsil penciled in as the team's starting left guard this year, likely giving him a chance to adjust to the speed of the NFL as he becomes the heir apparent to Pro Bowl left tackle Branden Albert.
Tunsil joins seventh-round draft pick, quarterback Brandon Doughty, as the first two members of the Dolphins to agree to terms with the team. The NFL uses a rookie wage scale, which nearly eliminates negotiations over salary and makes it easier to sign draft picks. Miami still has six draft picks remaining to sign.