Lotulelei, Te‘o perform at combine
FIRST PHOTO and SECOND PHOTOS: Former Nevada-Las Vegas linebacker John Lotulelei, a Baldwin High School graduate, performs drills Monday during the NFL combine in Indianapolis. Lotulelei had the second-best time among linebackers in the three-cone drill, 6.91 seconds, and a vertical leap of 35.5 inches, which ranked fourth. His 25 repetitions in the 225-pound bench press tied for sixth, a 4.30-second performance in the 20-yard shuttle was seventh-best and his 40-yard dash time of 4.84 seconds tied for 21st. Lotulelei had a broad jump of 9 feet, 9 inches, tied for 15th.
THIRD PHOTO: Also participating in the combine was former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o. The Pu-nahou graduate’s times of 4.27 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle and 7.13 seconds in the three-cone drill each ranked sixth-best. His vertical leap of 33 inches was tied for eighth-best. Te’o, last year’s Heisman Trophy runner-up, had a broad jump of 9-5, better than just one other linebacker, and a time of 4.82 seconds in the 40-yard dash, which ranked 20th. Top draft prospect Star Lotulelei, who played at Utah, did not participate in drills after doctors at the combine found the defensive tackle has a heart condition, his agent, Bruce Tollner, confirmed in a series of emails with The Associated Press on Monday. Star Lotulelei, who is of no relation to John Lotulelei, still plans a full workout at his regularly scheduled pro day on March 20, Tollner said.