defensive tackle, Utah
Lotulelei’s draft stock got a lot murkier after a heart condition was detected during his medical exams at the Combine. He was in the building and participated in interviews all week, but couldn’t work out, watching from the sideline. Even if he completely checks out in the physical exams given by teams in the coming weeks, GMs might not want to use their first-round pick on a potential health risk.
Compared favorably to Haloti Ngata, the 6-4, 320-pound junior-college transfer was a stud at Utah the past two seasons. Already married with two daughters, he’s got his head on his shoulders, too. He’s a relentless worker with no ego. The Panthers drafted a gem in Luke Kuechly last year; Star would be another home run (if healthy). (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Courtesy of FOXSports.com The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.