Report: Jets wanted to trade up for Laremy Tunsil, asking price too high

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The New York Jets tried to trade up from the No. 20 pick to draft Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil, but the asking price of teams in the position to select him was too high, reports Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

Despite being projected to be drafted as high as No. 3, Tunsil slid to the Miami Dolphins with the No. 13 pick amid draft-night controversy involving his Twitter and Instagram accounts, which were reportedly hacked. 

A video of Tunsil smoking out of a bong was posted to his Twitter account just before the draft began. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze told ESPN Tunsil did not deny being in the video, but that it was not a recent depiction.

WOO: Explaining Laremy Tunsil's NFL draft night drama

The Jets instead selected Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee with the No. 20 pick.

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