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Laremy Tunsil helped the Dolphins build towards their future. How Miami won his trade (again).

The AFC has been touted the Bills division to lose, but Miami is right behind them in making some noise. The team is sound on all sides of the ball, and you have to tip your cap to the General Manager Chris Grier, who made it all possible.

We all remember how the rebuilding Dolphins once held the 3rd overall pick and opted to trade it away for future capital. San Francisco hoped on that opportunity to draft the heir to Jimmy G in Trey Lance. Now, a few years later, the Dolphins have acquired some pretty note worthy talent with those picks, including Tyreek Hill and now Bradley Chubb.

Everyone was saying that the 49ers gifted the Dolphins with this opportunity to build an incredible team, but this story starts a few years earlier. Laremy Tunsil, the 2x Pro Bowl tackle for the Texans, was the one who kicked things off. He was supposed to be their future. Well, he ended up helping their future instead.

  • February 2016: Mock drafts projected Laremy Tunsil as the No. 1 pick to the Titans. After an outstanding combine performance, he further established himself as the top prospect.

  • April 2016: Ten minutes before the draft started, Tunsil's twitter was hacked, showing a video of him smoking the zah-zah out of a gas mask bong. Tunsil's draft stock immediately tanked, and the Dolphins selected him 13th overall. Tunsil shined in Miami, and soon became an asset.

  • August 2019: The Texans send two first rounders (plus a 2nd and two players) to Miami for Leremy Tunsil (as well as Kenny Stills + 4th round pick). This is where things get interesting.

  • March 2021: The Dolphins trade the third overall pick (which was Houston's) to the San Francisco 49ers for the 12th overall pick, plus 1st- and 3rd-round picks in 2022 and a 1st-round pick in 2023. The 49ers got Trey Lance, the Dolphins got a treasure chest.

  • March 2021: Miami wasn't finished, they wanted to get back into the mix The Dolphins traded that 12th overall pick to the Philadelphia Eagles along with a 4th-round pick and their own 1st-round pick in 2022 for the sixth overall pick and a 5th-round pick in 2021. With the sixth overall pick, the Dolphins select WR Jaylen Waddle.

  • March 2022: The Dolphins shocked the world and traded for Chiefs Star WR, Tyreek Hill. They sent their 2022 1st-round pick they got from San Francisco, along with their own 2nd- and 4th-round picks in 2022, plus 4th- and 6th-round picks in 2023.

  • November 2022: The final piece to the puzzle. The Dolphins acquire LB Bradley Chubb and a 5th-round pick in 2025 from the Denver Broncos for the 2023 1st-round pick they got from the 49ers in 2021, along with RB Chase Edmonds and a 2024 4th-round selection.

So in final, the Dolphins relinquished Laremy Tunsil, Kenny Stills, and Chase Edmonds for Jaylen Waddle, Tyreek Hill, Bradley Chubb, Jevon Holland, Julien Davenport, Johnson Bademosi, Noah Igbinoghene, Channing Tindall, and Erik Ezukanma. A casual three for nine swap, what an absolute steal. Especially because they landed four massive building blocks (Waddle,Hill,Chubb,Holland) for one Laremy Tunsil. He truly became the gift that kept giving.


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