Jordan Zumwalt goes to Steelers in sixth round as UCLA’s fifth 2014 selection

After sitting through most of Saturday morning, UCLA linebacker Jordan Zumwalt finally got a call from the Pittsburgh Steelers. He became the 192nd overall pick, going in the sixth round of the NFL draft.

The 6-foot-4, 235-pound defender has holes in his game, but caught the eyes of scouts with his fiery playing style. Zumwalt pushed his draft stock up late with a Co-Sun Bowl MVP performance, earning himself an invite to the Senior Bowl. He’ll likely contribute immediately on special teams, with a chance to play himself into the linebacker rotation.

He was the fifth Bruin to be taken in the 2014 NFL draft, following a pair of fourth-round picks in defensive end Cassius Marsh and receiver Shaq Evans. Linebacker Anthony Barr and offensive guard Xavier Su’a-Filo were taken in the first and second round, respectively.

Those five selections are the most for UCLA since it produced six in 2002. That draft featured Robert Thomas, running back DeShaun Foster, defensive back Marques Anderson, defensive end Kenyon Coleman, tight end Bryan Fletcher and long snapper Jeff Grau.

Nine Bruins have been drafted since head coach Jim Mora arrived at UCLA, the school’s highest two-year total since the 1993 and 1994.

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  • NOBSisdaMAN

    Jack Ham, Jordan Dumbwalt…..hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    • Yogibear

      I guess it’s easy to talk smack in front of computer.

      • NOBSisdaMAN

        Hey Hey Boo Boo. Look who’s talking. The kid is a trash talking turd.

        • Yogibear

          I suppose it takes one to know one.

  • Cliff Sakata

    Good to keep in mind that all these guys were Coach Neuheisal’s recruits.

    • The Big Woof!

      Yes, but we don’t know if they would have progressed to that status under NeuheisEl.

    • drakejr

      and how was that working out for Mr. Barr under CRN? Mora developed these players. CRN did not.

      • Cliff Sakata

        Love Coach Mora, but even if he coached them up, Coach Rick did not leave the cupboard bare including getting Hundley to come to UCLA. Put simply,
        how many games do you think Coach Mora would have won if he didn’t have Hundley? Definitely glad Mora is our coach but Coach Rick deserves some of the credit.

        • SonOfWestwood

          Did not like Neu as a coach, but his recruiting chops cannot be ignored. Also, I think he’d be a great coach in the SEC where he didn’t havetto worry about things like discipline OR making the University administration support the football program.

          Mora has had double the support, but only because he’s made it happen.

  • Tommy B Low Us

    Finally…someone blocked that idiot trollgen Nobs. It is nice not to have a moron arm chair quarterback making comments about stuff he knows nothing about.