As NFL pro days hit their last major push as March winds down, Wednesday's schedule features one of the 2013 NFL Draft's top prospects in Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei.
Lotulelei was forced to miss the NFL Combine after getting diagnosed with a heart condition. He will be a full participant in the Utes' pro day, however, after he was cleared to resume workouts in late February. The 6'3, 320-pound tackle is the position's top-ranked prospect in SB Nation's rankings by Matthew Fairburn.
Once widely considered the draft's top overall propsect, Lotulelei has some work to do at Utah's pro day to ease the minds of NFL teams and reestablish himself in the loaded position group that is the defensive line. He is currently projected to be taken 13th overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Fairburn's latest mock draft.
Tennessee's pro day features a group of offensive players that figure to garner plenty of interest from the NFL. Quarterback Tyler Bray remains a mysterious prospect -- though SB Nation has him as the draft's fifth-best QB -- and will try to follow up a strong showing at the NFL Combine to further increase his stock.
Wide receivers Cordarrelle Patterson and Justin Hunter are both top 10 prospects in Fairburn's wide receiver rankings for SB Nation, and will likely be jockeying for a potential spot in the first round of the draft. Former Volunteer wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers, after getting kicked out of Tennessee's program due to failed drug tests and then joining Tennessee Tech, will also work out on Wednesday. He sits atop Optimum Scouting's small school draft board.
Elsewhere, both Baylor and the Ohio Bobcats -- with offensive lineman Eric Herman and defensive lineman Tremayne Scott -- will have scouts hovering over their respective pro days. Western Kentucky, although defensive end Quanterus Smith may not be able to showcase his skills, will feature prospects such as tight end Jack Doyle and offensive lineman Adam Smith.
Other schools holding their pro day workouts Wednesday include Ball State, Central Florida, Ohio and Sacramento State.