NFL Draft 2023 Scouting Report: DL/EDGE Tuli Tuipulotu, USC. Younger brother of Philadelphia Eagles player Marlon Tuipulotu, related to San Francisco defensive back Talanoa Hufanga. Southern California's starting lineup player from 2020 to 2022, selected as team captain. Won the Polynesian Player of the Year award last season and the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year Award.
Weight: 290 lbs
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Tuli Tuipulotu Stats
46 tackles (22 with loss of yards), 13.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles.
NFL Draft Scouting Report: Strenghts
- aggressive hands
- strong physically
- hard to knock down
- can attack through center zone as well as on edges of line
- versatile, worked in a variety of techniques in college
NFL Draft Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Not maneuverable enough to play edge rusher effectively
- a bit stiff in his movements
- lacks stability
- sometimes acts too straightforward
NFL Draft 2023 Scouting Report: Overall
Tuli Tuipulotu is one of the best defenders of last season, very versatile and very productive. Has great potential for further development, primarily in the game against the pass. The best role for him would be as an edge player at the front in a 4-3 scheme. Tuipulotu is capable of interest from any of the 32 clubs in the league, will qualify for a second round draft pick.