UCLA Football: Complete NFL Combine Grades and Analysis for Bruins

Jason Fray@https://twitter.com/Jason_FrayCorrespondent IFebruary 27, 2014

UCLA Football: Complete NFL Combine Grades and Analysis for Bruins

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    OL Xavier Su'a-Filo
    OL Xavier Su'a-FiloMichael Conroy/Associated Press

    Five former UCLA Bruins participated in the 2014 NFL scouting combine this past weekend. 

    The five participants included offensive lineman Xavier Su'a-Filo, linebacker Anthony Barr, defensive end/linebacker Cassius Marsh, linebacker Jordan Zumwalt and receiver Shaq Evans. 

    None of the aforementioned five did anything overly eye-popping. A few solidified their respective stocks, while one prospect will have work to do at UCLA's Pro Day in March. 

    Let's take a closer look at how the five former Bruins did in Indianapolis.

    Combine results come courtesy of NFL.com

Anthony Barr

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    Michael Conroy/Associated Press

    Grade: B

    Barr didn't have a poor workout by any means. However, it doesn't appear as if Barr separated himself from Khalil Mack in the battle to be the first linebacker selected. 

    The Loyola High School product didn't run overly well in the 40-yard dash. As a junior, Barr was clocked at 4.44 in the 40. At the combine, he ran 4.66. 

    The performance at the combine did not detract from his overall athleticism. He did show well on change-of-direction drills. He also had a solid broad jump and vertical jump. However, I don't believe he did enough to overtake Mack. 

    With the emergence of other prospects, it's feasible to think Barr could be drafted just outside of the top 10. 


    Combine Results

    40-Yard Dash: 4.66 seconds

    Bench Press: 15 reps

    20-Yard Shuttle: 4.19 seconds

    Three-Cone Drill: 6.82 seconds

    Vertical Jump: 34.5"

    Broad Jump: 119"



Shaq Evans

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    Grade: B-

    Evans certainly helped himself out with a good 40 time. His time of 4.51 was actually faster than more prolific receivers such as Marqise Lee and Mike Evans. 

    The wide receiver was just okay in the 20-yard shuttle, but had a good vertical jump and broad jump. With Evans' 40 time, he could have solidified his status as a sixth-round pick. A worse 40 time could have conceivably dropped him out of the draft completely.  


    Combine Results

    40-Yard Dash: 4.51 seconds

    Bench Press: 13 reps

    20-Yard Shuttle: 4.21 seconds

    Three-Cone Drill: 7.07 seconds

    Vertical Jump: 34.5"

    Broad Jump: 122"


Cassius Marsh

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    Grade: D

    Unfortunately for Marsh, his performance at the combine did not help him at all. 

    At his size, he truly needs to transition from his defensive end position. Marsh's 40 time was very slow for an outside linebacker. It was surprising, considering the fact Marsh is billed as an athletic player. The 14 reps on the bench press ranked Marsh dead last amongst defensive linemen. 

    Of all the prospects on this list, Marsh will need to have a productive Pro Day. 


    Combine Results

    40-Yard Dash: 4.89 seconds

    Bench Press: 14 reps

    20-Yard Shuttle: Not listed

    Three-Cone Drill: 7.08 seconds

    Vertical Jump: 32"

    Broad Jump: 108"

Xavier Su'a-Filo

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    Grade: A-

    Su'a-Filo cemented himself as one of the top interior linemen in this draft with a strong combine performance in Indianapolis.

    UCLA's former guard demonstrated great short-area quickness on both the shuttle and three-cone drill. His 40 time was among the best for offensive linemen. 

    It wouldn't be a surprise to see "X" sneak into the first round. At worst, he'll be a second-round pick. 


    Combine Results

    40-Yard Dash: 5.04 seconds

    Bench Press: 25 reps

    20-Yard Shuttle: 4.44 seconds

    Three-Cone Drill: 7.60 seconds

    Vertical Jump: 25"

    Broad Jump: 102"

Jordan Zumwalt

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    Michael Conroy/Associated Press

    Grade: C

    Zumwalt didn't help, nor did he hurt his draft stock in Indianapolis. 

    His 40-yard time wasn't overly great, but it wasn't terrible, either. Zumwalt's times in the other short-area quickness drills were decent. 

    Zumwalt is not the type of player who will perform well in this sort of setting. Much of his review will come on tape. He is what he is: a high-motor, active player with a penchant for playing with passion. 

    His ceiling is likely as a third-round pick. 


    Combine Results

    40-Yard Dash: 4.76 seconds

    Bench Press: Not listed

    20-Yard Shuttle: 4.25 seconds

    Three-Cone Drill: 6.99 seconds

    Vertical Jump: 33"

    Broad Jump: 116"