Star Lotulelei works out at pro day

Updated: March 20, 2013, 7:45 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Star Lotulelei, one of the elite prospects of the 2013 NFL draft, participated in Utah's pro day Wednesday, less than one month after an abnormal test result prevented the defensive tackle from working out at the league scouting combine.

He tested well across the board Wednesday, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad. The 6-foot-2, 311-pound Lotulelei unofficially recorded a 30-inch vertical leap, registered 38 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press and clocked a 4.65 time in the shuttle run, the source said.

Lotulelei was not allowed to work out at the combine after an echocardiogram revealed he had a heart condition that required further testing.

He was discovered to have an abnormally low ejection fraction, as the left ventricle of his heart was pumping at only 44 percent efficiency, sources said. The normal range is between 55-70 percent efficiency.

But after Wednesday's workout, Lotulelei told reporters he was medically cleared a week after the combine and speculated the initial abnormality may have been caused by a virus.

"Even when I got it tested a week after [in Salt Lake City], it was showing improvement," Lotulelei told reporters, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. "Hopefully in the drills, I showed them I can move well for a big guy."

He said he will undergo more testing by NFL medical personnel on April 5-6 in Indianapolis.

Lotulelei is the No. 6 overall player ranked by Scouts, Inc. and has been tabbed as the top overall pick in ESPN draft expert Todd McShay's latest mock draft.

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