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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

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

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

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

10 things from this year's NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Who's the best athlete? The best quarterback? How about the emergence of the read-option and whether it will impact this year's NFL draft and free agency? A rundown of 10 story lines, none of them related to Manti Te'o, from the NFL combine: 1. WHO'S NO. 1? Expect another shake-up atop the draft board after this weekend's craziness. Defensive...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Utah’s defensive tackle Star Lotulelei cleared to work out

On Day 3 of the NFL Scouting Combine, word broke out that Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei would have to return home, after a echo-cardiogram revealed that the All American defensive tackle had a heart condition that required more testing. However, Mike Garafolo of USA Today reported that Lotulelei has been given permission to resume working out. The doctors  are hopeful...
Via Down and Distance
February 25, 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

NFL Combine Updates: Lotulelei, Dion Jordan, Tavon Austin

Utah's Star Lotulelei who was predicted to be a lock Top 10 pick in the NFL Draft this year, will not be able to compete at the Combine due to an electrocardiogram that showed up a previously undisclosed heart condition, as reported by Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com Lotulelei was told to seek advice from a specialist, however will still hold interviews with would be employers,...
Via NFL Injury Report
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Top NFL Draft Prospect DT Star Lotulelei Has Heart Condition

As a top NFL Draft prospect, you can avoid working out at the combine if you feel your draft position is already set in stone.  What you can’t avoid is the medical evaluations and test that NFL doctors put you through. Another top prospect had some health issues revealed to NFL teams at this weeks combine.  Pro Football Talk via ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that Utah...
Via Thacover2
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Draft Prospect DT Star Lotulelei Has Heart Condition

As a top NFL Draft prospect, you can avoid working out at the combine if you feel your draft position is already set in stone.  What you can’t avoid is the medical evaluations and test that NFL doctors put you through. Another top prospect had some health issues revealed to NFL teams at this weeks combine.  Pro Football Talk via ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that Utah...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Combine Mock Draft: Matt

1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joekel, OT, Texas A&M - Personally, I think the Chiefs should just try to trade down and get some more picks. However, if they stay where they are, it's looking like Joekel will be the pick. His addition and the re-signing of Joekel would give them two franchise tackles to work with. 2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah - The...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Top NFL Prospect Star Lotulelei Will Not Participate in Combine Drills After Heart Problem Discovered

One of the NFL Draft’s top prospects was thrust into the spotlight on Sunday afternoon, but it wasn’t because of his time in the 40-meter dash. Defensive tackle Star Lotulelei announced through his agent that he will not participate in the NFL Combine’s drills, after an echocardiogram detected a heart condition. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, who...
Via NESN.com
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Elite NFL Prospect Star Lotulelei has heart condition

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, one of the NFL’s elite prospects Utah defensive Tackle Star Lotulelei, will not be able to workout on Monday after an echo-cardiogram revealed a heart condition. Utah DT Star Lotulelei, projected top five 5 draft pick, will not work out after echocardiogram detected heart condition. Filed to ESPN. — Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) February...
Via Diehardsport
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss
RED FLAG

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
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