BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors last season after totaling 97/4.5/2, intercepting one pass, and breaking up two more. Junior-year totals included 54/4/1. Began his college career at Utah in 2000 before leaving to serve on a religious mission. Will be 26 years old as an NFL rookie.
POSITIVES: High-effort, hard-hitting linebacker who.s constantly flying around the action. Explosive, flashes on the scene, and rarely off his feet. Diagnoses the action, tough, and works to make positive plays.
NEGATIVES: Struggles in coverage and making plays in reverse.
ANALYSIS: Tupe is a hard-charging run defender who could back up on the inside of a 3-4 alignment. Ultimately, he must earn his wages on special teams.