2013 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Predicting the First 10 Selections

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4. Philadelphia Eagles: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah

October 4, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Utes defensive tackle Star Lotulelei (92) celebrates a fumble recovery during the first quarter against the Southern California Trojans at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

The Eagles were supposed to be a “super-team.” Instead, they went 4-12.

After a terrible season highlighted by troubles everywhere on the field, the Eagles are looking to rebuild under a new coach. They had a good defense in 2012 (15th in the NFL), but the Eagles ranked 23rd against the run. Star Lotulelei from Utah, who recorded 41 tackles in 2012, could help change that. Lotulelei had at least two tackles in every game, and he had one with five, one with six and one with seven total tackles.

Philadelphia is switching to a 3-4 defense, but they still need help on the defensive line. Lotulelei, who is very quick off the line of scrimmage and weighs 320 pounds, can definitely help stop running backs with his big frame and ability to slow runners, while getting to the quarterback on passes. Lotulelei, who recorded five sacks in 2012, can help out on both passes and runs for the Eagles, which would make him a great fit in Philadelphia.

And, if Lotulelei’s health concerns prove to mean nothing, he could end up being more than just a good fit.