Eight days after sliding down the draft board to No. 13, tackle Laremy Tunsil is getting paid. But not nearly as much as he could have gotten paid.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins have signed tackle Laremy Tunsil to a contract.
It will be, as all first-round contracts now are, a four-year deal with a team-held option for a fifth season. Last year’s 13th overall pick, Saints tackle Andrus Peat, received a four-year, $11.4 million deal.
That’s $7.2 million less than the Jets paid No. 6 overall pick defensive lineman Leonard Williams last year. And that’s reportedly where Tunsil would have been picked this year but for the gas-mask-and-bong video that showed up on Tunsil’s Twitter account not long before the start of the draft.