NFL Draft: Heart Condition Could Cost Utah’s Star Lotulelei


Nov 10, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Utah Utes defensive tackle Star Lotulelei (92) during the game against the Washington Huskies at CenturyLink Field. Washington defeated Utah 34-15. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports


While the NFL Scouting Combine is regarded as an opportunity for NFL Draft prospects to showcase their athletic abilities and have formal interviews with NFL teams interested in them, the most overlooked event at the combine is the medical checks. While these typically don’t reveal anything that could cause a prospect’s stock to fall, there’s typically one case each year where red flags are raised during medicals, and that appears to be the case with Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei:




If this turns out to be a serious condition(which it looks like it is), this could cause him to fall all the way out of the first-round, and could affect his ability to continue to play football if it’s a life-threatening condition.


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