Jayon Brown signs with agent

After leading the Pac-12 in tackles as a senior, linebacker Jayon Brown signed with agent Leigh Steinberg to begin his road the NFL draft. Steinberg, the inspiration for the movie “Jerry Maguire” who is rebuilding his career after a fight with alcoholism, had a first-round pick in quarterback Paxton Lynch in last year’s draft.  

Brown will train at Athletic Republic in Santa Ana to prepare for the combine and draft. He has also accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 21. 

Defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes, who declared for the NFL draft early, has already left school to start his training. He tweeted that he was bound for EXOS, the Arizona-based facility where several previous UCLA draft picks have trained, including Myles Jack and Caleb Benenoch.