Lowell Lotulelei, Utah: 2018 NFL Draft Scouting Report

TEMPE, AZ - NOVEMBER 10: Defensive tackle Lowell Lotulelei
TEMPE, AZ - NOVEMBER 10: Defensive tackle Lowell Lotulelei /

Utah’s Lowell Lotulelei is a thick and powerful defensive tackle prospect who does a great job supporting the run.

Lowell Lotulelei is a known commodity as someone who has been a highly productive player throughout his college career. His best attribute is his ability to stuff the run and hold at the point of attack. However, he does flash the ability to also get after the quarterback.

Lotulelei is someone who does mind doing the dirty work often facing double teams and occupying blockers. He uses his excellent leverage, raw strength and hand usage to stuff the run.

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His initial burst helps him deliver a powerful punch and gain some movement off the line. Lotulelei features the think frame that makes it difficult to move him off his spot. He flashes enough quickness to disengage and make plays away from his frame.

Lotulelei plays with a non-stop motor fighting to work his way to the football. He does a good job working down the line of scrimmage in pursuit.

As a pass rusher, he flashes the ability to penetrate while also pushing the pocket. Lotulelei doesn’t have elite quickness, but has the snap awareness and initial burst to get a good jump. His quick hands help him keep clean as he shoots through the gap.

Lotulelei isn’t going to be an elite pass rusher, but he will be a more rounded player capable of contributing in every part of the game. The ability to remain on the field for all three downs is very valuable in the NFL.

One area of concern for Lotulelei is his arm length. His reach appears shorter than what most evaluators look for in a defensive line prospect.

Overall, this is a very solid prospect who should have a very successful NFL career. The fact that he’s not an elite pass rusher could hurt his stock a little, but he will still be selected in the first two days of the draft.