Lotulelei has made the headlines in the build-up to this year’s Draft.
A heart condition had shrouded Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei’s NFL future in doubt, despite all the promise he had shown on the field.
However, an MRI scan earlier this month showed “no evidence of dysfunction” with his heart and concerns were eased ahead of the Draft as projections were altered to cater for the update.
Lotulelei is coming off the back of a dominant senior year, where he recorded 42 tackles, 11 for loss and 5 sacks, while many experts noted that he has improved his game in other areas to make him an all-round better athlete.
A powerful and agile individual at 6’2 and 311 lbs, he is also known for his versatility to play almost all interior defensive line positions across many types of fronts although his awareness is an area that some have pinpointed as a weakness.
He has worked hard over the past couple of seasons to become one of the best defensive linemen in the draft, and is a probable first-round selection at nose tackle.