Conor McDermott at NFL Combine

Former UCLA offensive lineman Conor McDermott participated in his on-field workout at the NFL Combine on Friday, finishing among the top five performers at his position in the 3-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle.

The 6-foot-8, 307-pound McDermott ranked third among offensive linemen in the 3-cone drill with a time of 7.52 and fourth in the 20-yard shuttle with 4.48 seconds.

His 5.18-second 40-yard dash ranked 13th at his position while his 28.5-inch vertical jump ranked eighth.

McDermott also had an 8-foot, 9-inch broad jump, which did not crack the top 15.

Jayon Brown, Eddie Vanderdoes and Takkarist McKinley will have their on-field workouts on Saturday, while Fabian Moreau is scheduled to workout with the other defensive backs on Sunday. You can watch the workouts live on NFL Network.

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UCLA at the NFL combine

UCLA has five players participating in this week’s NFL combine, which starts Tuesday and ends March 6. Linebacker Jayon Brown, defensive linemen Eddie Vanderdoes and Takkarist McKinley, offensive lineman Conor McDermott and defensive back Fabian Moreau will go through the biggest job interviews of their football careers so far in Indianapolis.

The group of former Bruins, along with more than 300 other prospects, will go through formal interviews with teams as well as on-field workouts prior to April’s NFL draft.

Combine links:

You can watch their workouts on NFL Network on the following days, starting at 9 a.m. ET each day:

  • March 3: McDermott
  • March 5: Brown, Vanderdoes, McKinley
  • March 6: Moreau
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UCLA football links: Latest mock drafts

Defensive end Takkarist McKinley celebrates UCLA’s 38-20 win over USC on Saturday night. (Keith Birmingham/Staff)

With the end of the NFL season officially over, teams are turning their attention to April’s NFL draft.

Defensive end Takkarist McKinley is the most popular first-round pick for the Bruins as he’s projected as a late first-rounder by CBS Sports (No. 30 to the Steelers), Sports Illustrated (No. 29, Packers) and NFL.com (No. 31, Falcons). ESPN’s Todd McShay has McKinley at No. 23 to the Giants, while Rotoworld has the defensive end slotted at No. 16 to the Ravens.

In Sports Illustrated’s three-round mock draft, McKinley is the only UCLA prospect listed, however, cornerback Fabian Moreau gets the Cowboys’ draft pick at No. 60 in Walter Football mock draft with Conor McDermott going at No. 105 overall to the Bengals.

Moreau drew rave reviews after the Shrine Game last month and that helped boost his stock. He jumped into NFL.com’s list of top 50 prospects, checking in at No. 47, following McKinley at No. 23.

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McKinley, McDermott to play in Reese’s Senior Bowl

Offensive lineman Conor McDermott and defensive end Takkarist McKinley accepted invitations to play in the 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl on Monday.

The pair of Bruins will participate in the showcase event on Jan. 28, 2017.

McKinley had a strong season in his final year at UCLA, finishing with a team-leading 18 tackles and 10 sacks. He had a season-high five tackles for loss against Utah, but was held without one for the final two games of the year.

McDermott started every game at left tackle for the Bruins this season, one of only two offensive linemen to make it through the entire year.

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Video: Jayon Brown, Conor McDermott

Linebacker Jayon Brown talks about staying focused on the next game, stepping it up even more on defense and what surprises him about the UCLA running game.

Offensive lineman Conor McDermott talks about making changes on offense to get going, trying to stay confident with a 3-4 record and getting to block for his roommate Mike Fafaul.

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