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DT Star Lotlelei Works out at Utah Pro Day
Photo – DT Star Lotlelei - Utah
One of the premier defenders in the NFL Draft 2013, DT Star Lotlelei worked out this week at the Utah Pro Day. Lotlelei was unable to workout at the NFL Combine, when heart problems were discovered during the physical in the first days of the event.
He was considered a top ten prospect and possibly the #1 defensive tackle on the board after a strong 2012 season. This week he got the medical clearance to workout and had a good performance in front of 31 NFL teams including head coaches and General Managers.
Star Lotlelei is one of 350 Scouting Reports in Draft Insiders’ Yearbook out late March
Lotlelei measured in at under 6’3” and 314 lbs. with 33 5/8” arm length and did 38 reps @ 225 lbs. He ran a 5.25 and 5.30 times with average agility drills of 4.65 short shuttle and 7.65 three cone drill times.
They were among the leaders at the position from the NFL Combine event. His 38 reps in the lifting tied him with DT Brandon Williams of Missouri Southern for the most among defensive linemen at the NFL Combine.
Lotulelei will have a final medical exam and testing in Indianapolis on April 5-6 when players with health issues at the NFL Combine are reevaluated and their health issues are updated. This final exam will determine his health related to NFL mini and training camps and have a huge bearing on his draft status. He is one of the pending player issues in the early rounds that could have a strong bearing on the overall first round selections.
DT Star Lotulelei - 6'3" 315 lbs. - Utah
As a senior, he started all 12 games and recorded 42 tackles with 10 TFL, 3 FF, 4 FR and 5 sacks, earning Pac 12 first team honors. In 2011, he started 12 of 13 games and had 44 tackles, 9 TFL and 2 sacks. He is similar to Pro Bowler B.J Raji in body type, AA and positional fits.
Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does regular sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College and NFL Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports and appeared on several CBS TV shows. He has worked for NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites over the past twenty years. He has been a player consultant for numerous player agents and has helped formulate their off and post season training programs related to the NFL Draft and Free Agency.