In Monday’s sit down with the press, Eagles GM stated that the highly rated defensive tackle was cleared by the Eagles medical staff.
“Our medical staff has checked out Star Lotulelei,” Roseman explained. “Star passed our tests, in terms of the heart condition, and he’s been cleared.”
Lotulelei was held out of February’s combine with a heart condition, but was later cleared to play by his own doctors and latter by the Eagles.
The 6’2″-311 lbs. prospect from Utah is widely regarded as the top nose tackle in the draft and he will likely be a top 10 pick, potentially top 5. The Eagles are definitely in the market for a young nose tackle, but is Lotulelei a real option for the Birds at 4?
In the same press conference, Roseman hinted at the fact that the Eagles are indeed looking to upgrade their front line.
“You want to build along the lines in the NFL,” Roseman explained. “And you talk about the offensive linemen and defensive linemen in this year’s draft—and it may not be the flashiest thing for your fanbase, but it’s exciting for your franchise to see that kind of talent on the board.”
Based on Roseman’s statement alone, my gut tells me that there are four guys the Eagles really like in this years draft: Luke Joeckel, Sharrif Floyd, Eric Fisher, and Star Lotulelei.
According to reports, the Eagles have privately worked out all of these prospects and they’re all in the discussion as potentials at 4. I don’t think the Eagles will have a chance to select Joeckel or Floyd and that the decisions will come down to Fisher and Floyd. Who will it be, I have know idea and that’s the fun part about this process.