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         

 


Strengths

·         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

 

Weaknesses

·         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

Analysis:

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.