The Chargers used the 24th pick on USC edge rusher Tuli Tuipulotu to reinforce the pass rush.
Here are the best social media reactions to the Bolts’ latest first-round pick:
Here is @dpbrugler on Tuli Tuipulotu: "There are a few concerning areas about his game, but Tuipulotu finds his way to the football because of his pass-rush instincts, natural power and relentless effort — and that should continue in the NFL."— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) April 29, 2023
I think Tuli Tuipulotu is more of your Morgan Fox long term replacement than a long term edge rusher personally.— Guilty As Charged Podcast (@GACPodcast17) April 29, 2023
The #Chargers select USC edge rusher Tuli Tuipulotu in the second round (No. 54 overall) of the 2023 NFL Draft.— Eric Smith (@Eric_L_Smith) April 29, 2023
Tuipulotu was the 2022 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and led the nation in sacks with 13.5 in 2022.
Also had 22 tackles for loss, which was 2nd in the nation.
With the selection of edge Tuli Tuipulotu, the #Chargers have picked 12 defensive players from USC in the Common Draft Era, which is the most for any team in the NFL.— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) April 29, 2023
The Chargers go with EDGE Tuli Tuipulotu in round two over guys like Darnell Washington.— Daniel Wade (@dantalkssports) April 29, 2023
EDGE rushers went quickly in round two and it feels like a bit of a reach, but I liked him. Great motor, good strength and inside/out versatility.
Only 19 NCAA defensive linemen/edge rushers logged 400 pass-rushing snaps in 2022. Tuli Tuipulotu ranked second in pass-rush win rate at 19.1%.— Bolt Beat (@BB_Chargers) April 29, 2023
Of the 164 players with 300+ pass-rushing snaps, he ranked 17th, marginally behind Will Anderson Jr.
Tuli Tuipulotu to CHARGERS!— The Owl (@TheOwl_NFL) April 29, 2023
Tuli, at 6'3 266, had a breakout 2022 with 46 tkls, 22 tfls (#2 in FBS) and 13.5 sacks (best in FBS).
He has great short-area quickness, a motor that never stops and heavy hands that pry open blocks and allow him to shoot gaps and make plays. pic.twitter.com/0BPW7Keqlx