2018 NFL Draft

Aaron Tipoti, DT

School: California  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 283 lbs.
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04/30/2013 - Bills agree to terms with 16 Undrafteds...DT Aaron Tipoti - 6'2" 280 - Cal...Tipoti played in 43 games with 18 starts over the last four seasons. He totaled 91 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and a pass breakup. "He doesn't have ideal size, but good initial quickness off the ball. He flashes a good punch and pop on defenders initially," said Forsyth. "A really good motor and aggressiveness. He has to get bigger and stronger." - Chris Brown, BuffaloBills.com

04/17/2013 - 2013 NFL DRAFT: 124 FBS PROGRAMS, 124 POSSIBLE UNDRAFTED ROOKIE FREE AGENTS: CALIFORNIA: DT Aaron Tipoti (6-2, 283, 5.28)...Utilized as an undersized nose in Cal's 3-4 scheme, Tipoti doesn't have ideal NFL measurables, but his tank is always full, using his lack of size to his advantage. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

10/13/2012 - DT Aaron Tipoti did not play ASU after landing on the injury list due to a knee injury and is doubtful to play at Wazzu. The senior has recorded 10 tackles through the first four game this year. - College Injury Report

10/07/2012 - DL Aaron Tipoti missed the UCLA game with a knee injury. He's questionable for the game against Washington State.

09/30/2012 - DL Aaron Tipoti missed the Arizona State game with a knee injury. He's questionable for the game against UCLA.

09/04/2012 - PAC-12: PLAYERS WHOSE NFL DRAFT STOCK IS FALLING: DL Aaron Tipoti, Cal: After one week, the Bears are tied for tops in the nation in tackles for a loss. The team recorded 12 tackles for loss in Saturday's 31-24 setback to Nevada, however, Tipoti came up with zero of those. That stat combined with the fact Nevada's offense had its way with Cal's front seven has Tipoti's stock falling. The Wolfpack totaled 450 yards against the Bears, with 230 coming through the air and 220 coming on the ground. You can see him next: Saturday, vs. Southern Utah, 3 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Network). - John Breech, CBSSports.com

07/20/2012 - Top-five California prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 2. DL Aaron Tipoti...While much of Tedford's legacy is based on his ability to produce high caliber offensive skill-position prospects, since adopting the 3-4 alignment currently coached by former NFL defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast, Cal has churned out several quality defensive linemen, including a pair of first rounders in Tyson Alualu (Jacksonville, 2010) and Cameron Jordan (New Orleans, 2011). Tipoti doesn't boast the same prototypical size as his former teammates but possesses extraordinary burst off the snap to consistently split gaps and compromise the play. In a 3-4 scheme, the defensive linemen are rarely put in position to make the play themselves and thus Tipoti's statistics are far from overwhelming. He registered a career high 25 tackles last season, including five tackles for loss and two sacks. Tipoti's ability to penetrate, however, consistently forces ball-carriers to adjust behind the line of scrimmage, helping Cal's linebackers to swarm -- just as the defense is designed to do. Having played up and down the defensive line for Pendergast, Tipoti has demonstrated the strength, balance and quickness necessary to continue his blue collar success in a 3-4 scheme at the next level. If protected by a stouter nose guard alongside him, Tipoti may wind up fitting even better as a classic three-technique defensive tackle in the 4-3 alignment in the NFL, taking better advantage of his burst upfield and high revving motor. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

07/18/2012 - 2012 OUTLAND TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Aaron Tipoti, California, DT, has been selected to the Preseason Outland Trophy Watch List for the 2012 college football season, which goes to the best interior lineman in college football, as selected by the Football Writers Association of America. Tipoti is also a 2012 preseason first-team All-Pac-12 choice of Steele and a 2011 honorable mention all-conference pick of the league's coaches, while adding a third-team All-Pac-12 selection from College Sports Madness last year. He recorded career highs of 25 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss (-22 yards), 1.5 sacks (-15 yards), one pass breakup and one forced fumble over 11 games and six starts in 2011. - California football