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Tunsil, Buckner among nine pre-draft visits


JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars' pre-draft visit week continued Wednesday.

Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, a player some believe could be the No. 1 overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft, was among nine college prospects visiting EverBank Field Wednesday. Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner also visited.

The Jaguars, who currently hold the No. 5 overall selection in the April 28-30 draft, have had 18 prospects in for pre-draft visits in the past two days.

Tunsil, projected by many analysts to the Tennessee Titans at No. 1 overall, was one of two offensive linemen visiting the Jaguars Wednesday. Alabama center Ryan Kelly, widely considered the draft's top player at the position, also visited Wednesday.

Tunsil attended Lake City (Fla.) Columbia High School near Jacksonville.

"It was nice," Tunsil told when discussing his visit to EverBank Field. "My first NFL game was the Jaguars, and plus being 45 minutes from here – and my hometown being Lake City … it's pretty special."

Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley was among nine players visiting Tuesday. Stanley, Tunsil and Kelly were the only offensive players visiting the past two days.

Other players visiting Wednesday:

Ohio State free safety Vonn Bell, Georgia linebacker Leonard Floyd, Clemson free safety Jayron Kearse, Maryland defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, Ole Miss defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche and Eastern Kentucky defensive end Noah Spence.

"There's a lot of energy here," Spence said. "Everybody's up-tempo. I just feel a lot of energy in this place."

In addition to Stanley, eight defensive players visited Tuesday:

Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple, Ohio State edge player Joey Bosa, UCLA nose tackle Kenny Clark, Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, UCLA linebacker Myles Jack, Mississippi State defensive tackle Chris Jones. Alabama inside linebacker Reggie Ragland and Florida State cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

Tunsil, Bosa, Hargreaves, Jack, Ramsey, Stanley and Buckner are all widely projected as potential Top 10 selections.

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