DE/DT Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame Scouting Report

April 14, 2014 in Scouting Reports



By Justin Partlow

Measureables: 6’6” 304 lbs

Strengths:

  • Impressive athlete who uses hands well
  • Shows high end upside with what is on the film
  • Shows natural power, and surprising speed for a big player
  • Projects to be a scheme diverse player in the NFL
  • Shows natural bend and ability to get around the edge

Weaknesses:

  • Doesn’t display good hand usage against opponent
  • Relies too much on speed to get around opponent
  • Poor technique leads to reliance on natural tools
  • Needs to commit to position and stick with it, tries to use moves that won’t work at certain positions
  • Injury past season has led to poor 2013 film, questioning ability
  • Needs to become more consistent in his game

Analysis:

Stephon Tuitt is one of the intriguing prospects, because of his ability to make big time plays, and project to an even better player than what is displayed on film. Tuitt shows a natural bend, but relies too much on his speed to be successful. Tuitt needs to work on his technique to reach the potential that he can fully reach.

Tuitt is a very good leader, and played through an injury in 2013. Stephon Tuitt should come off the board somewhere in the late round 1 to early round 2 range, and should be able to play early on in the NFL. While still somewhat of a project, Tuitt can at least provide a pass rush for a team needing more of a push up front. If Tuitt can put it all together, he can become one of the more impressive 3-4 DE types in the NFL with his speed and power that shows on film.




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