Josh Tupou, DT, Colorado
With Beau Allen suffering an injury that may require surgery, the Eagles will need to add some depth to the defensive line behind Fletcher Cox and Timmy Jernigan. Josh Tupou would be more than enough to fill that role.
Tupou is, um, huge. The 6’3″, 325-pound behemoth is an immovable object who could really come in handy during obvious running situations.
Here’s a scouting report on Tupou, courtesy of NFL.com.
"STRENGTHS: Wide as a house. Squatty frame with big, strong legs. Can drop a heavy anchor and man his area of the turf. Centers struggle to get any kind of movement against him without help. Space-eater who can post and eat up the gaps. Good upper body strength to fend off shoulder or hip-torque moves to tilt him off balance. WEAKNESSES: Might be playing a little too heavy. Stiff and slow. Has extremely limited area of effectiveness. Can be slow to unhinge from his block and pursue the play. Lacks functional lateral movement to stay on the play-side of the run. Slow out of stance and gets hooked by guards. No pass-rush value. Lacks ability to impact a game outside of his small area."