Photo of Tenny Palepoi
5.3 ?
  • 5.10 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 31 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 30.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 111.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.67 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.53 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 30 1/2" Arm Length
  • 298LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands


2013: Second-team All-Pac-12 selection after starting in all 13 games and finishing third on the team with 9.5 tackles for loss. 2012: played in all 12 games and started two. 2011: Played at Snow College (JUCO) and was a second-team NJCAA All-American. 2010: Redshirted at Snow College (JUCO) due to torn MCL. 2009: Played at Snow College (JUCO). Misc.: Brother, Tutaga, played four years in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals.



Good initial quickness, athletic ability and hip snap to shoot gaps and disrupt the backfield. Displays fine body control and agility. Good closing speed. Square tackler with some explosive knock-back body power. Can throw his hips in the hole and create penetration. Solid production. Has NFL pedigree -- brother, Anton, played four seasons in the league. Carries a passion for the game. Well-grounded and mature. Contributes on special teams (personal punt protector).


Not physically impressive -- is short with short arms and a relatively thin lower body. Limited extension -- struggles to disengage from blocks and can be engulfed by the double team. Lacks lead in his pants and can be moved. Average anchor strength -- too easily controlled and sealed off in the run game. Instincts are developing.

Draft Projection

Rounds 4-5

Bottom Line

A quick, athletic penetrator best working in a single-gap, heavy-movement, stunting front. Flashes the ability to disrupt and could be effective working in a rotational role.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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.