Among the 28 Latter-day Saints who entered the 2013 season on NFL rosters, two rookies are so far justifying their status as first-round draft picks.
When Star Lotulelei was at the NFL combine last February, doctors reported he had a heart condition that prevented him from working out for NFL scouts and coaches. This raised concerns and the massive lineman from the University of Utah eventually fell to a middle first-round pick.
But Lotulelei has not disappointed the Panthers three games into the season. Thus far he has registered nine tackles, a sack and been a disruptive force for opponents, wrote ESPN insider Kevin Weidl.