USC defensive lineman Tuli Tuipulotu weighed in at 266 pounds Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, surprising most who went into the event curious about what position the former Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year would play in the NFL.

In the Trojan defense, Tuipulotu moved all over the defensive line. Draft experts wondered what his official measurements would be at the Combine — he was listed at 290 pounds on USC’s public roster. At 266, given his size, it all but assures teams will look at him as an edge rusher.

Power was a big part of Tuipulotu’s game at USC. He could fill a role for a team as a 3-4 power edge or kick inside in pass-rushing situations in a 4-3. Otherwise, he feels a little like a tweener — a little too light to play full-time defensive tackle in a 4-3 and not quite possessing enough length to play end in a 3-4.

“Power sets up everything for me,” he said told reporters on Wednesday. “I’ll always rely on power to get them to lunge at me, counter off that. If I make them scared of the power, it’ll open up a lot of counters and a lot of hop-outs.”

Tuipulotu doesn’t seem concerned about his position fit, though, because the intel he’s gotten directly from teams suggests his versatility is something they value.

“I feel like I can play whatever position,” Tuipulotu said, per SB Nation’s Matt Holder. “Putting on weight and going back inside, slimming down and going outside, I’ll play whatever. I have a lot of experience on the edge, so that’s the position I played the most during college.

“A lot of (interested teams) want me wherever — outside, inside. A lot of them what to use me everywhere throughout the d-line.”

Tuipulotu declined to run the 40-yard dash, but he did participate in other drills during Thursday’s portion of the event.

USC will also be represented at the Combine throughout the week by Travis Dye, Jordan Addison, Andrew Vorhees, and Mekhi Blackmon.

Blackmon will be next on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium, with defensive backs scheduled to participate in drills on Friday at noon PT. Addison will take part on Saturday with drills beginning at 10 a.m. PT. Dye and Vorhees will wrap things up on Sunday, starting at 10 a.m. PT as well.