Top NFL Prospect Star Lotulelei Will Not Participate in Combine Drills After Heart Problem Discovered

One of the NFL Draft’s top prospects was thrust into the spotlight on Sunday afternoon, but it wasn’t because of his time in the 40-yard dash.

Defensive tackle Star Lotulelei announced through his agent that he will not participate in the NFL Combine’s drills, after an echocardiogram detected a heart condition. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, who pointed out that an issue with a specific part of Lotulelei’s heart was the cause for concern.

The Utah product was expected to be a top-five pick in this year’s draft. His agent announced that Lotulelei is still planning on participating in his school’s pro day on March 20.

Thumbnail photo via Facebook/Star Lotulelei

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