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 bong played a factor in the Ravens' decision.
The video was posted to Tunsil's verified Twitter account just prior to the draft, and the tweet was deleted minutes after it was posted. Tunsil and his representatives said they were "trying to find out" who hacked the account.
"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."
After he was selected by the Dolphins, an image showed up on Tunsil's Instagram account showing a text message conversation, allegedly between Ole Miss assistant athletic director John Miller and Tunsil, about paying rent and electric bills for Tunsil's mother.
Tunsil admitted Thursday that he took cash from an Ole Miss coach, which has since sent shock waves throughout that program.
"We went to work immediately on Thursday night and we have made a lot of progress," Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork said Saturday. "The facts are way more important than speed and a public display of the process. We are working with all parties to find an answer and a resolution."
The Dolphins did an extensive background check on Tunsil during the predraft process and said he was the No. 2 overall player on their board. According to the team, Tunsil was very forthright about all of his transgressions during its communication, and that helped Miami make the final decision to select him with the No. 13 pick.
ESPN's James Walker and Edward Aschoff contributed to this report.