With the offseason underway, it is draft/free agency season. In this segment, “Scouting Report”, I will be posting scouting reports of who I believe the Cowboys should covet in the 2014 NFL Draft. Stay tuned daily, as I will be writing a few per day.
Like Louis Nix III, Stephon Tuitt is one of the reasons this Notre Dame defense has been so darn good the past two years. Just as a sophomore, Tuitt led the team in sacks. Regardless of being an underclassmen, Tuitt is rated as one of the top defensive ends for the 2014 NFL Draft.
- 6-6, 312 pounds
- 4.78 40-yard dash
- All-Independent first team
- Has recorded 20 sacks in just three years at Notre Dame, which ranks him fifth in school history
- Deceivingly extremely fast
- Good strength
- Decent athleticism
- Quick feet
- Good at changing direction
- Can track running backs across the field
- Good with his hands
- Good motor
- Limited burst off the ball
- Not good at getting away from linemen
- Won’t make a lot of plays in the backfield, but will get backs at the line of scrimmage
- Limited explosiveness
Stephon Tuitt has been rumored to Dallas ever since he declared. Tuitt has some good skills as a defensive end, but he may better be suited to play inside. He is a tweener. This means he is in between a 4-3 defense, or a 3-4 defense. But, his skill may better fit in the 3-4. Tuitt is definitely a good player, but I do not think he will become what Dallas would like.
Scout Grade: 84/100
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