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After a week away from action, we take a look at Utah stud defensive lineman Star Lotulelei. Lotulelei is the top defensive line prospect in the upcoming draft and he will surely generate some massive buzz leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft. While he may not be a household name yet, it is only a matter of time.
Remember a guy named Dontari Poe? Expect Lotulelei to have a similar or perhaps even greater rise than Poe this past offseason.
To get the scoop on Lotulelei, continue on for the latest edition of Scout’s Corner.
NOTE: All measurables taken from Lotulelei’s athletic bio.
Strengths: The first thing you are going to notice is that Lotulelei is a gigantic human being. Not only is Lotulelei massive, but he has the strength that his size would suggest. He is incredible at the point of impact and has dominated opposing offensive linemen in the college game.
Lotulelei is the type of player that can have an immediate impact in the NFL.
Against the run, you will be hard-pressed to find a more talented defensive lineman, but what is the most scary part of watching Lotulelei is that he still has a lot of room for growth..
Weaknesses: The big weakness in Lotulelei’s game is his immaturity as a pass rusher. He has the ability to get off the ball well and move offensive lineman, but he will need to develop a more impressive pass rushing repertoire if he hopes to live up to his top five status heading into the season.
In his senior year, Lotulelei will gain the necessary experience needed to fill the holes in his game.
Overview: While Lotulelei needs to mature in the pass rushing game, he has everything you would look for in a prototypical nose tackle. Lotulelei’s size and strength will cause a stir among the NFL scouts and personnel. Most big men in college take plays off and can be deemed lazy, but those tags will never follow the Utah standout.
Pay attention to this name, because Lotulelei is soon to be a star.