Scouting Report: Tyson Alualu

Written by Rob Engle on April 20, 2010

Tyson Alualu

Position: DT School: California
Height: 6’2 3/8 Weight: 295 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 4.95

Overall Grade:


Draft Projection:

1st-2nd Round Fringe

Non-position specific categories


Max. Value


Height/Weight 6 4.5
Speed 8 6
Quickness/Agility 10 7.5
Strength/Explosion 10 8
Athletic Ability 8 5.5
Durability 8 8
Character 6 6
Production/Experience 6 5
Toughness 8 8
Potential 10 8

Defensive Line Specific Categories


Max. Value


Run Stopping 8 6
Pass Rushing 8 7
Awareness 8 5.5
Hand Placement 8 5

Explanation of Player Grading System


Played in a system at Cal that used a 3-4 defense as one of its’ base defenses. Has a relentless motor. A very good pass rusher with strong, heavy hands and good quickness. Very versatile and played at every position on the Cal defensive line. Has good awareness and ability to diagnose and anticipate a play. Disengages from blockers pretty well. Good tackler. High character guy.


Plays a little out of control at times. Isn’t very quick around the edge. Takes a lot of chances. Ceiling may not be very high and he may have almost reached his potential. Probably won’t be able to carry any more weight and maintain his quickness off the snap.


Projects to either a 3-4 end or a 4-3 tackle depending on the scheme. Almost every team likes him for his versatility and motor. Contributor from day 1. Potential is probably at long term starter, with a few possible pro bowl years, while his floor is average starter. Low risk, high reward. High character player who is married with one child.


Began starting his sophomore season and has started ever since.

Awards and Honors

2009: 1st team All-Pac 10.
2008: n/a
2007: n/a
2007: n/a


Ethnic studies major at California.


No history of injuries.

Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 58 26 32 7 0 0 0
2008 62 21 41 6 1 0 0
2007 52 23 29 2 0 1 0
2006 15 6 9 0 0 0 0

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Rob Engle

Rob Engle scouted privately starting in 2004. Rob participated in an internship with the Baltimore Ravens scouting department and is continuing his professional career by attending Miami University (Ohio) to obtain a degree in Strategic Communication. Rob is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America.

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