NFL Draft 2013: Star Lotulelei’s Talent, Work Ethic Shines Through

April 3, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL Draft Combine didn’t turn out how Star Lotulelei hoped.
A top nose tackle prospect from Utah who is projected as a top-10 pick, Lotulelei was discovered to have a heart condition that prevented him from showing NFL teams what he could do athletically.
Doctors said he could still exercise and train, but decided to cautiously hold him out of the combine drills.
Despite not performing in Indianapolis, Lotulelei has plenty of tape showing clubs that he’s the real deal. While Lotulelei declined to be interviewed for this story, his former coaches paint a picture of a humble and hardworking athlete who earns his namesake. 
Utah defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake said in a phone interview that the 6'2", 311-pound All-American is a hard worker who has size, power and speed. Sitake’s team plays both 3-4 and 4-3 defensive schemes, so the Tonga native is a versatile commodity.
“If you watch the USC game, he wanted to match up wi...

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