One NFL scout told Pro Football Weekly that Texas A&M DE Damontre Moore is a "mess off the field."Utah DT Star Lotulelei will not work out at the Combine after his medical evaluation revealed a heart condition.
Moore was arrested for marijuana possession in 2011, but other than that has no known off-the-field issues. Perhaps more concerning were Moore's 12 reps on the 225-pound bench press in Indianapolis. The low total is an indication of not only below-average strength in the upper body, but suspect work ethic.
Per ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Lotulelei's left ventricle is pumping at 44 percent efficiency, with the normal range being 55-70 percent. He will undergo further testing in Utah. It's a massive blow for a potential top-five pick. Lotulelei was a workhorse for the Utes, but this will raise questions about his durability, even if the issues prove minor. For now, Lotulelei's rep is claiming his client will participate in every drill at Utah's March 20 Pro Day.
One NFL scout called Utah's Star Lotulelei the "most overrated of the bunch," when referencing the DT group.
"He doesn't really generate pressure," the same evaluator told Packers beat writer bob McGinn. "He doesn't shed guys and make plays. Sometimes he disappears. Other times he surely dominates." Another NFL scout said "He's a better player than Dontari Poe coming out. He's quick-footed, strong, can run."
Citing a league source, Profootballtalk.com reports Georgia OLB Jarvis Jones' neck injury (spinal stenosis) is causing "multiple teams" to shy away from him, particularly in round one.
PFT reports Jones is being removed from draft boards, ostensibly after Combine medical exams confirmed the stenosis. Jones received a clean bill of health at Georgia and dominated the SEC, but he's opted out of Combine drills and "multiple teams" have "already decided to avoid him." We witnessed a similar situation in the 2011 draft. Widely expected to be a top-ten pick, Da'Quan Bowers slipped all the way to Bucs' second-round selection (No. 51). Feb 23 - 12:18 PM