Chargers sign UDFA DT Tenny Palepoi

By Conor Cahill

Nov 9, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback Taylor Kelly (10) slips away from Utah Utes defensive tackle Tenny Palepoi (91) during the fourth quarter at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Arizona State Sun Devils won the game 20-19. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Utah DT, Palepoi (6’1″, 298 lbs.), doesn’t project at a 3-4 DT in the NFL. He has great quickness off the line and shoots through gaps with explosiveness. He is another TT type of guy. He loves football and is mature beyond his years.

He is not strong enough the pick up double teams, which again shows me he will probably be competing for a depth spot at defensive end. He finished 3rd on Utah with 9.5 tackles for loss. He is a JUCO transfer and regularly subbed in for Jacksonville DT Star Lotulelei.