Scouting Report: Lowell Lotulelei, DT, Utah

South Jordan, Utah | 6015 | 320 | 5.06E | 2018

Stout, run stuffer capable of anchoring the line as a zero technique in 3-4 or can play any interior position in a 4-3. Possesses brute strength and powerful leg drive; gets the opposition moving backwards and creates tremendous push. Eats up double teams and his presence in the middle often forces backs to cut it outside more often than not. Active hands and effective swim move. Needs to get his hand up around the earhole on his rip move—can be coached up in the hand repertoire department when rushing the passer. Has short arms; can get stood up on occasion and limited athletically. It appears at times the need to conserve energy, conditioning could be an issue, which would question whether he can be a three-down player. Has not finished a full season healthy; tapped out of the USC game with a shoulder injury in 2016 and missed the following game versus California. Four-year starter with 30 starts entering his senior season. Older brother Star, who also attended Utah was a first-round pick and current starting defensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers. Polynesian descent; has seven sisters and one brother (pronounced Lo-Too-Leh-Lay).

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2016: Honorable mention All-Pac-12 … started 12 games at right tackle, missing the California game due to injury … 28 tackles (8.5 TFL, 3.5 sacks) … five tackles (2.0 TFL, 1.0 sack) against San Jose State … five tackles included 2.0 TFL and a sack against Oregon … four tackles (1.0 TFL) against Washington … four tackles with 2.0 TFL (1.0 sack) vs. Arizona State … three tackles (1.0 TFL) in the Foster Farms Bowl against Indiana.

2015: First-team All-Pac-12 … played in all 13 games with nine starts at left tackle … 26 total tackles (5.0 TFL, 1.0 sack), a pass breakup and a forced fumble … three tackles against Fresno State, Michigan, USC, Oregon State and Arizona … his forced fumble (recovered by Utah) led to what proved to be the game-deciding touchdown against BYU in the Las Vegas Bowl.

2014: First-team Freshman All-American by USA Today … second-team Freshman All-American by Scout.com … honorable mention All-Pac-12 … true freshman played in all 13 games and started the last nine … 33 total tackles included 4.5 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks … one forced fumble … season-high six tackles vs. Oregon … sacked Oregon’s Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota two times for 13 yards … five tackles vs. UCLA and Colorado (1 sack).

High School: Played in the Semper Fi All-American Bowl in 2012 … No. 2 overall prospect in Utah by Scout.com and 247sports.com … Deseret News 2012 first-team 5A all-state … Salt Lake Tribune second-team 5A all-state … first-team all-region 3 … 61 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions and one forced fumble his senior season … lettered four years at Bingham High.

Personal: Son of Star and Pesatina Lotulelei … seven sisters and one brother … older brother Star, a first-round draft pick and starting defensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers, was a first-team All-American for Utah, where he played from 2010-12 … sociology major … full name is Charles Lowell Lotulelei (pronounced lotoolellay) … born March 22, 1995.

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