Photo of Christian Tupou
Grade
49.5 ?
  • 5.42 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 30 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 24.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 92.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 8.07 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.87 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 289LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

Tupou is a try-hard, unathletic, low-production player, but also a high-character type nose tackle. He has been a presence on the USC frontlines for four years, though he struggled returning from a year-long hiatus this past year after taking a redshirt year due to a torn ACL. Tupou has late-round value for a team looking to select an active player for the inside of their d-line.

Analysis

Strengths

Tupou has a motor that doesn't stop. He is good at working his hands and displays obvious technique. He worked under one of the most respected defensive line coaches in terms of technique, Ed Orgeron, and it shows. He is good to work his hands off the snap and be crafty inside.

Weaknesses

Tupou is a slow athlete who displays only average footwork. He is really exposed when chasing in the open field, where he labors to get moving. He had to overcome an ACL injury late in his career which has really hindered his movements.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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