Utah Pro Day: Lotulelei Dominates per Multiple Reports

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Good for him, bad to the Panthers hopes of drafting him.

Shutdown Corner has the report:

Star Lotulelei dominates at Utah’s pro day, may regain esteemed position after combine diagnosis | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
By all accounts, be absolutely nailed it. Multiple reports indicated that the 6-foot-3, 311-pound Lotulelei put up 38 reps on the 225-pound bench press, had a 30-inch vertical leap, ran the three-cone drill in 7.76 seconds, and the short shuttle in 4.65 seconds. Those numbers would have tied him for first among defensive linemen with SMU's Margus Hunt and Missouri Southern's Brandon Williams in the bench press, tied with Florida's Sharrif Floyd in the middle of the pack on the vertical, and on the high side for defensive tackles in both agility tests.

If those measurables are accurate and the heart condition issue is resolved then I think the only question is who grabs him in the top 5. I don't see him getting past Philly at #4 that provided somehow Oakland passes on him. One scenario would be the Jags going elsewhere and Raiders then pick Geno Smith. If Star should get past the Eagles though he might slide a few more spots but not past the Titans for sure.

This does increase the chance Shariff Floyd slides to us though...if you want a bright side.

Update: [by Jaxon, 03/20/13 5:53 PM EDT ]

I found this quote via ESPN which answers my biggest question, has he been tested again and what was the result:

2013 NFL draft -- Star Lotulelei impresses scouts at Utah Utes pro day - ESPN
"Even when I got it tested a week after [in Salt Lake City], it was showing improvement," Lotulelei told reporters, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. "Hopefully in the drills, I showed them I can move well for a big guy."

'Showing improvement' isn't exactly back to normal I would venture. This might not be a complete recovery so far.

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