JT Tuimoloau
JT Tuimoloau  DE  Ohio State | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
JT Tuimoloau
Height
6-4
Weight
270
College
Ohio State
Position
DE/EDGE
Class
Junior
Home town
Edgewood, WA
87.4/100
Player Rating
3
PositionRank (DL)
4.62
FortyYD Time
Sacks
5
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
38
Sol tackles
12

JT Tuimoloau DE/EDGE Ohio State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

JT Tuimoloau DE/EDGE Ohio State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: EDGE RUSHER
Last Updated: 01/22/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.62 seconds (91%*)
Age: 20.9 DOB: 05/10/2003
Measurables:
Height: 6-4 (54%*) Weight: 270 (59%*)
Forty: 4.62 (O) (91%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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SUB-POSITION: EDGE RUSHER
Last Updated: 01/22/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.62 seconds (91%*)
Age: 20.9 DOB: 05/10/2003
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-4 (54%*) Weight: 270 (59%*)
Forty: 4.62 (O) (91%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 87.4 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
81%
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Tackling:
72%
Pass Rush:
88%
Run Defense:
76%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 1st - Top 10
Overall Rank: #6 Position rank: #3
College Games: 38 College Snaps: 1416
Grade: 5 ESPN  Stars 5 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 90/100
Grade: 247 Sports 5  Stars 247 Sports 100 Stars 247 RATING: 100/100
Grade: 5 Stars 5 Stars RIVALS RATING: 6.1 (100%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Boye Mafe - Minnesota
93%
David Ojabo - Michigan
90%
Kwity Paye - Michigan
90%
Draft Profile: Bio
JT Tuimoloau from Eastside Catholic High School was rated a 5-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 5-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Tuimoloau joined Ohio State after being heavily recruited.

In 2021 as a freshman Tuimoloau saw action in 13 games and played a total of 286 snaps for the Buckeyes. He recorded 11 tackles, 3 assists, while adding 10 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 12 total pressures, which included 8 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and 2 sacks on the season.

As a sophomore for the Buckeyes in 2022 Tuimoloau played in 12 games and took part in 453 snaps for the Buckeyes. He recorded 17 tackles, 6 assists, while adding 22 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 30 total pressures, and 17 QB hurries, 7 QB hits, and 6 sacks during the year.

In 2023 as a junior Tuimoloau played in 12 games and contributed on 621 snaps. He recorded 21 tackles, 9 assists while making 19 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 35 total pressures, which included 28 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and 4 sacks on the year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • His closing burst is outstanding, and Tuimoloau routinely finished plays last year. He has range and toughness as a run defender, capable of dropping anchor to set the edge and showing the acceleration to chase down the backside in pursuit.
  • He has strong upper body and uses his hands well, though there is room to further utilize his length and hands in the pass rush.
  • Plays with exceptional balance and body control, showing off a nasty spin move to counter his speed, with the natural instincts to know when to use it.
  • Tremendous explosion; accelerates low with power. Relentless blindside pursuit; tracks down ballcarriers across the field.
  • He’s best right now against the run, playing with a low pad level despite his relatively tall frame, and he has the violent hands to win at the point of attack.
  • While he has the flexibility to dip and bend under tackles, and ability to counter, further development of counter moves would enhance his pass rush skills.
  • He’s a high-effort pass rusher who shows good initial quickness and the ability to beat blockers to the inside.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Despite having strength and good hand use, Tuimoloau sometimes struggles to shed blockers and show ideal lateral movement skills. Improving these areas can make him more efficient.
  • Stands up well against the run but is very pursuit-conscious and will take unneeded wide angles.
  • Although having ability to counter in the pass rush, Tuimoloau needs to further develop his counter moves and improve his hand use for more effective pass rush.

How other scouting services rate JT Tuimoloau (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
6.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
6.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.