Scouting Report: Stephon Tuitt

Thomas Frank Carr

ESPN Radio 1450 Draft Analyst

 Stephon Tuitt

DE/DT JR Notre Dame

Height: 6’5”                           Weight: 304               Arm length: 34 ¾”                     40 yard Dash: DNP

Broad Jump: DNP              Bench: 31                     Vertical jump: DNP            20 yard Shuttle: DNP         



·         Wide bodied, large framed 5 technique

·         Very agile and quick for his size

·         Long arms, locks out defender

·         Strong, well proportioned

·         Disengages from blocks well

·         Short area quickness is good

·         Reads play well, football intelligence is evident

·         Versatile, projects well at multiple positions at the next level



·         Not an explosive edge rusher

·         Needs to work on his pass rushing skills

·         Straight line athlete who has stiff hips and can’t bend the edge

·         Needs to keep pads lower

·         Has finesse to game despite size and strength

·         Hand placement and fighting can improve


Stephon Tuitt is an intriguing prospect. He has the size and speed to play multiple positions along the defensive line at the next level. He will most likely land with a 3-4 team as a five technique defensive end. He has the quickness, size and power to be very productive. He needs to work at pushing the pocket and being a force in the passing game. Right now his forte is run defense. Has a very high ceiling and will be a day one pick.