Biography: University of Arizona transfer awarded all-conference honors the past two years. Senior totals included 32 tackles/4 tackles loss/1 sacks after he posted junior numbers of 34/3.5/1.
Positives: Explosive first-step lineman with the ability to make plays down the line of scrimmage. Fires off the snap, plays with good lean and works his hands throughout the action. Keeps his feet moving on contact, fluid if asked to twist or stunt and easily changes direction. Surprisingly quick getting out to the sidelines in pursuit of the action. Battles hard throughout plays.
Negatives: Gets tall on occasion, makes himself a target and gets driven back off the line. Very slow to get off blocks.
Analysis: Tuipulotu flashed skill the past two seasons yet never truly elevated his game the way scouts thought possible. He possesses the size and skill necessary to play the three-technique position in the NFL yet must quickly elevate his game.
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