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Panthers select Utah DT Lotulelei with 14th pick

The Carolina Panthers bulked up their defensive front by selecting Utah's Star Lotulelei with the 14th overall pick in general manager Dave Gettleman's first NFL draft. It marks the first time the Panthers have selected a defensive tackle in the first round since joining the league in 1995. Defensive tackle was considered a position of need for the Panthers, who released...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

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

Carolina Panthers Select Defensive Tackle Star Lotulelei 14th Overall

  1.14 Carolina Panthers Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah, (6-3, 311) Lets face it, the Panthers have been one of our favorite fantasy defenses to play running backs on for quite some time. Quite some time. With the Panthers picking Star Lotulelei out of Utah, they will have two very good players up the middle to shore up that run D.  Lotulelei had a medical scare at the NFL Combine but...
Via FF Locker Room
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

And with 14th overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft the Carolina Panthers select…

Star Lotulelei DT from the University of Utah.  Star is and will be a Star in the NFL I guarantee it. This is a great pick for the Panthers who were just dreadful on defense last season.  Another BIG MAN in the first round.  He shared the 2011 Morris Trophy for the best lineman in the Pacific-12 Conference with Matt Kalil, and was named All-Conference First Team.
Via MyTeamRivals.com
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

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

Chip Kelly’s first draft, will he trade up, down or stay put?

The Eagles still hold the #4 overall pick in the draft, at least as of now. Rumors and reports that the Eagles are looking to move that #4 pick, moving up in the draft does not seem very sensible. Mock drafts have the Eagles snagging with their current pick  a defensive tackle or end, Star Lotulelei Utah, Shariff Floyd  from Florida or defensive end Ezekiel Ansah BYU. Moving up...
Via Philly Sports World
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Final 2013 NFL mock draft

The NFL draft is upon us and the prediction business for this one has been as difficult as it has ever been. Our Top 10 of our NFL mock draft has undergone a huge shift for a variety of different reasons.  Luke Joeckel is now predicted to go number one to the Chiefs. What did not change is the idea that the Jaguars are hungry enough for a quarterback that they will take Geno...
Via Players View
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

The Diff: Cleveland Browns mock draft analysis

For my entire archive of The Diff at WFNY, check out this tag. Again, last week’s topic covered baseball attendance in April and sellout streaks. Now, it’s NFL Draft talk time. Yesterday, I wrote a teaser for a mock draft database that I was compiling. At the time, I had a sample of 50 mock drafts from around the Internet. Many were awful, as some of you dutifully pointed out...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

The Browns and the First Round: Star Lotulelei

We are less than a week from the NFL Draft, also known as the most important day of the year for your Cleveland Browns. With (another) new regime taking over the reigns and new schemes in place on both sides of the ball, it is crucial that Joe Banner, Mike Lombardi, Ray Farmer, Rob Chudzinski and the crew nail these three days. It all starts Thursday night with the primetime First...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Lotulelei has star potential despite heart scare

(Eds: Updates. ) By LYNN DeBRUIN AP Sports Writer He has the perfect name, even if it belies his humble, soft-spoken nature. Now that concerns about his heart function have been alleviated, defensive tackle Star Lotulelei is ready to make the jump from former furniture mover to NFL first-round pick. ''I think he will have a long career in the NFL,'' said Gil Brandt...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: DT Star Lotulelei Scouting Report

Star Lotulelei (pronounced 'Lot-too-lel-lay' was born in Tonga and moved to the United States with his family when he was 9 years old. He shares a similar history to current Baltimore Raven and fan favorite, Haloti Ngata.Like Ngata in 2006, Lotulelei enters the 2013 NFL Draft as one of the best defensive prospects.  At the Scouting Combine, Lotulelei was found to have a...
Via Football Nation
April 22, 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

2013 NFL Draft: 5 Best Fits For Star Lotulelei

According to a report on USAToday.com, "A heart specialist who conducted tests on Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei has determined the NFL prospect's heart is functioning normally and his abnormal test at the February Scouting Combine might have been due to a viral infection."For the 6'2", 315-pound defensive tackle, that is great news. For opposing offensive...
Via Football Nation
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Star Lotulelei headlines Players View’s April NFL Mock Draft.

The Kansas City Chiefs are on the clock. The Players View 2013 NFL Mock Draft per usual sets out to paint the most accurate picture possible about what could happen on draft day. A gumbo mix of common sense, front offense tendencies and shreds of intel have brought us here  to kickoff our NFL draft coverage in earnest. Let’s plug-in and go.   Please click here to read this...
Via Players View
April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News & Rumors: Tuesday 4/2

NFL Draft Utah DT Star Lotulelei’s heart has “no evidence of dysfunction” and is pumping “consistently with that of highly trained athletes.” (Salt Lake Tribune) Chiefs GM John Dorsey mentioned that they’ve narrowed their list down to four players for their No. 1 overall pick. (NFL.com) Bears Bears waived G Nick Pieschel. Bills Free agent DT Alan Branch will visit...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Prospects: Defensive Tackle

This is the list of draft able  Defensive Tackle Prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft according to The Majors Draft Analyst Adam Waltersdorf. The last update to the list was 3/26/13.   Name School HT WT 40 Bench Arms Round 1. Sharrif Floyd Florida 6’3” 297 lbs 4.92 DNP 31.68” 1 2. Star Lotulelei Utah 6’3” 311 lbs [...]
Via The Majors National
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: 5 Prospects the Oakland Raiders Should Consider For No. 3 Pick

Who will the Oakland Raiders select with the No. 3 overall pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft? Oakland’s long list of offseason needs is centered primarily around its defense.  The Raiders finished 18th against the run, 18th in total yards, 20th against the run, 28th in scoring and next-to-last in sacks in 2012. But important decisions will also have to be made at...
Via Gridiron Grit
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Cream of the 2013 NFL draft crop: Defensive linemen

This is the seventh edition of an eight-part series noting the top prospects of the 2013 NFL Draft at their respective positions.THE DEFENSIVE LINE PROSPECTS: Bjoern Werner, Star Lotulelei, Damontre Moore, Sharrif Floyd, Kawann Short, Alex Okafor.Bjoern Werner (DE) (6-4, 256 lbs.), Florida StateSack machine in last two seasons and also added 18 passes defensed. Mix of strength and...
Via AFC East Daily
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Physical Reveals Issue For Utah Lineman

Top draft prospect Star Lotulelei will undergo more extensive heart tests when he returns to Utah.
Via nwe.scout.com
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Physical Reveals Issue For Utah Lineman

Top draft prospect Star Lotulelei will undergo more extensive heart tests when he returns to Utah.
Via nwe.scout.com
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Physical Reveals Issue For Utah Lineman

Top draft prospect Star Lotulelei will undergo more extensive heart tests when he returns to Utah.
Via nwe.scout.com
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Physical Reveals Issue For Utah Lineman

Top draft prospect Star Lotulelei will undergo more extensive heart tests when he returns to Utah.
Via nwe.scout.com
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Physical Reveals Issue For Utah Lineman

Top draft prospect Star Lotulelei will undergo more extensive heart tests when he returns to Utah.
Via nwe.scout.com
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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