The Baltimore Ravens would’ve taken Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil with the No. 6 overall pick without the gas mask video that surfaced on social media right before the draft, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Saturday.
Tunsil fell to No. 13 to the Miami Dolphins, and the Ravens ended up selecting Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley. According to Schefter, Tunsil lost $ 7 million by falling seven spots in the draft.
According to a team source, one team official saw Tunsil’s video just as the draft began. It was then shown to general manager Ozzie Newsome and owner Steve Bisciotti.
After selecting Stanley on Thursday night, Newsome acknowledged that the video showing Tunsil smoking a substance through a plastic tube played a factor in the Ravens’ decision.
“That’s always a part anytime you get information,” Newsome said. “Our scouts get a lot of information. When things happen, a lot of times we’re not surprised. We took the best player; the player who rated the highest on the board at that point.”