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2017 undrafted free agency: Colorado DT Josh Tupou joining Bengals, per report

The Bengals get a mammoth on the defensive line.

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Colorado defensive tackle Josh Tupou has agreed to an undrafted free agent deal with the Cincinnati Bengals, per reports.

The 6'3", 325-pound beast of a man recorded 45 total tackles, four tackles for loss and two sacks for the Buffs this past season. He's a big run-stuffer who could find his way onto an NFL field as a rookie thanks to his size, strength, and ability to hold his gap on the interior.

Tupou was actually one of the few undrafted free agents Cincinnati got that had a draftable grade. has him rated as a round 5-6 prospect:


BOTTOM LINE Does one thing and one thing only -- eat up space. Doesn't have enough reactive quickness or even functional movement to find himself in many plays that aren't right at him, but his size and anchor gives him a shot with a team who values pure girth for early downs.

The Bengals certainly need more size in the middle after Domata Peko left this offseason, so maybe Tupou earns a spot on the final 53-man roster.