Stephon Tuitt NFL Draft Profile

Stephon Tuitt NFL Draft Profile

Stephon Tuitt, Junior, Defensive End, Notre Dame



Stephon Tuitt is a monstrous human being. Standing six feet, six inches tall and weighing over three bills, Tuitt is bigger, in all directions, than most defensive ends. As a freshman, he played sparingly, seeing action in just nine games. However, sophomore year was his coming out party. With teammates such as Manti Te'o and Louis Nix, Tuitt was able to overshadow them all. Leading the team in sacks with 12, and tackles for loss with 13, Stephon was named an All-American following the season. Now, entering just his junior year, he is on the watch list for all the awards a defensive end is eligible to win. For such a talented overall defense as Notre Dame is, Stephon Tuitt has a chance to distance himself with another year of elite statistics.


Final Projection:

Everyone has handed the mantle to Jadeveon Clowney already. They call him the best player in the country, the best defender, obviously the best defensive end. However, Stephon Tuitt is being overlooked in the process. He is not as physically gifted as his USC peer but Tuitt is in prime position to be a top NFL draft pick. It may end up hurting him if teammate Louis Nix generates tons of draft buzz and it will not be easy once scouts begin to compare him to Clowney. But Tuitt has the ability to stand out on his own and become a top 10 pick.


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