Here we go again. Looking for Laremy Tunsil trade news? Trade news plus 2020 future picks update. The Miami Dolphins continued their roster purge over the weekend. Miami gave up a very important piece in left tackle Laremy Tunsil, who was the team’s top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and has become one of the best left tackles in the league.
In addition to Tunsil, the Dolphins also parted ways with wide receiver Kenny Stills. Stills, who had been critical of team owner Stephen Ross.
In exchange for Tunsil and Stills, Miami will receive Houston’s first round pick in 2020 and 2021. Also, a second-round pick in ’21, offensive tackle Julie’n Davenport and cornerback Johnson Bademosi. Houston will also get Miami’s fourth-round pick in 2020 and a sixth-round pick in 2021.
Miami will now have two picks in each of the first three rounds of the 2020 NFL draft. Dolphins’ general manager Chris Grier has made it a priority to stockpile draft picks in 2020 and 2021 as the team, under new coach Brian Flores, tries to rebuild into a contender.
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In addition to their plethora of draft picks, the Dolphins will also be able to bring in some solid free agents next offseason with the team projected to have over $100 million in salary-cap space in 2020, which will make it aggressive in free agency.
Even though the Texans gave up a lot for Tunsil and Smith, quarterback Deshaun Watson will be happy to have a talent like Tunsil protecting his blindside and a receiver that finished with 553 yards and six touchdowns last season despite the team’s quarterback situation. Laremy Tunsil was surprised as anyone. Stills will be joining a receiving corps that includes players like DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller and should have plenty of opportunities to shine in Houston with Hopkins getting all the attention from the defenders.
Since the Dolphins exercised Tunsil’s fifth-year option, he will be under contract for the Texans for the next two seasons. What will this mean for future picks for Super Bowl 2020? Find out tomorrow!