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Jay Tufele | 97

DT | USC | Cincinnati Bengals
Ht: 6030 / 6' 03" | Wt: 305 | Upd: 03/15/2024

Vitals

Birth Date: 07/25/1999
Age: 24
Original Team: JAX
NFL Entry: 21 04 106
NFL Exp: 4
Depth Chart Key: W/Jax
Team History: JAX CIN

Player History

05/21 JAX D/C signed
10/21 JAX IR 7
11/21 JAX IR/DFR 11
12/21 JAX activated 12
12/21 JAX Covid-19
01/22 JAX activated 17
08/22 JAX waived
08/22 CIN w/claim from JAX

Ourlads' Profile:

2021 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about JAY TUFELE: Southern Cal, 6030 315 5.02. Junior entry, two-year starter, Salt Lake City, UT. Earned first-team All-Pac 12 honors in 2019. Opted out of the 2020 season. Was the team’s defensive lineman of the year the last time he stepped foot on the field. A dirty-work player that already has NFL-caliber power presence and hand strength. A solid two-gap option that will occasionally surprise with quality pass rush skills that stem from his ability to shorten the pocket. His athletic upside may be best suited for a rotational role. Naturally thick and powerful from head to toe. Carries 315+ pounds with ease. Solid punch and even better lockout game. Controls the engagement with his man almost always. Will be able to two-gap, capable of getting off the block and making the play himself. Will work through traffic well, showing good awareness and reaction time. Can dip and bend at the last moment and close a short gap with surprising speed. Shows a lot of desire and hustle. Athletically limited which will put a cap on his potential to impact the passing game. Almost always wins via bull rush, not secondary rush moves or burst. Will play with heavy feet in the lateral game at times. 2019 stats: 42 T, 6.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 1 PBU, 1 QBH. Fourth/ fifth round. (A-32 1/2, H-9 3/8, BP-30, 10-1.75).