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NFL Draft Instant Analysis: Star Lotulelei To Carolina Panthers

For the second straight season the Carolina Panthers have drafted a defensive player with their first pick of the Draft by selecting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei with the 14th pick.It would be the perfect setting if Lotulelei wins Defensive Rookie of the Year following in the footsteps of linebacker Luke Kuechly.Lotulelei was a three-year starter at Utah where he shared the Morris...
Via Football Nation
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

First Round NFL Draft Grades: Carolina Panthers

PICK: Star Lotulelei, DT, UtahANALYSIS: I still don't get why the Jets passed on him, but Carolina must be thrilled. I knew it had to be Star when the pick was in within a few minutes. He's the best DT in the draft, yet he somehow fell all the way to Carolina at 14. The defensive tackle position has been a huge need in Carolina for years, and they've finally gotten a...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Star Lotulelei Sliding? Bring Him to 18

The following is the 9th in a series of draft profiles for the 1st round pick for the Dallas Cowboys. These profiles are put together with the specific needs of the Cowboys in mind, and is an attempt to examine their resumes and game tape to get an idea of who might fit in best with Dallas come draft day. Surely, circumstances will dictate what actually happens on that day, but we...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Utah's Star declines NYC draft-day invite

Utah's Star Lotulelei has declined an invitation to attend the NFL draft in New York. Lotulelei issued a statement Wednesday through his agent saying he prefers to be in Utah surrounded by family and friends when his name is called. The defensive tackle was projected by some to be the top overall pick until a medical exam during the NFL combine raised questions about his heart...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Star Lotulelei Evaluation

Star Lotulelei/Utah:   Skills/Attributes: Big and ridiculously strong, but can also move well for his size. Explodes off the snap and jolts his man backwards. A true penetrator/anchor combo who can literally do it all. Holds his ground against double-teams really well, does not get pushed backwards. At times will shed blocks effortlessly, but isn’t [...]
Via The Extra Point
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Star Lotulelei Heart Condition Hurts Draft Stock

Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei was not allowed to work out at the NFL Scouting Combine due to a heart condition that was discovered during...
Via Athlon Sports
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Combine: Top defensive prospect has heart condition

A player that several analysts have pegged as a top-five prospect in the 2013 NFL Draft did not work out at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Utah DT Star Lotulelei and his agent announced that he will not participate in any drills at the Combine after it was determined that he has a heart condition. His agent, Bruce Tollner told reporters that his client will seek advice from a heart...
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Top NFL prospect has heart condition

Consensus top five draft pick Star Lotuleilei will miss the NFL Combine after medical tests revealed he has a heart condition. 

Via Gamedayr
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Star Lotulelei | 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile

Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah Utes 2013 Draft Projection: Top 10 draft pick Class: Senior Height: 6’4” Weight: 320 lbs Stats to Date: Total Tackles (including solo and assists): 24 ; Tackles for a loss: 6; Forced Fumbles: 2;  Sacks: 2; Pass deflections: 3 The Defensive Tackle position is not a glamour position in the NFL [...]Thanks for reading. Star Lotulelei | 2013 NFL Draft Player...
Via New NFL Draft
October 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Utes' Star moving up but not to pros yet

(Eds: Updates with details. AP Photos planned.) By LYNN DeBRUIN AP Sports Writer Four years ago, Star Lotulelei was out of shape and out of football. Big as a house, he was working at a Salt Lake City furniture store moving merchandise. Now, the mountainous man will be asked to help carry Utah's defense when it faces Georgia Tech's triple-option attack in the Sun Bowl on...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2011  |  Discuss
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