Jim Mora reels off ‘insane’ 40-yard dash times after UCLA pro day

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According to the UCLA head coach Jim Mora, these were the 40-yard dashes his players clocked during Tuesday’s on-campus pro day:

LB Anthony Barr, 4.45 (official combine time 4.66)
WR Shaq Evans, 4.32 (4.51)
DE Cassius Marsh, 4.68 (4.89)
LB Jordan Zumwalt, 4.61 (4.76)
RB Damien Thigpen, 4.36
S Stan McKay, 4.38
RB Malcolm Jones, 4.57
DB Brandon Sermons, 4.39
OL Xavier Su’a-Filo, 4.88
DE Keenan Graham, 4.66
DL Seali’i Epenesa, 5.16

A pair of 2013 prospects also returned to work out …
Aaron Hester, 4.37
Jerry Johnson, 4.31 Continue reading

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NFL Combine Roundup

The can’t-miss moment of the NFL Combine was SBNation’s glorious video of linemen running the 40-yard dash to “Chariots of Fire.” UCLA’s Jeff Baca makes an appearance 20 seconds in. Watch it if you haven’t already.

If you’re looking for something more substantive, here are the results from the Bruins’ workouts. Continue reading

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NFL Combine drills start Saturday

The NFL Combine’s first set of workouts took place Friday, and former UCLA tight end Joseph Fauria participated with 17 bench press reps — tied for 10th at his position.

Saturday is when the real fun begins, as offensive linemen and tight ends do their field work. Running backs, quarterbacks and receivers will also compete in the bench press. Here are the rest of the Bruins in Indianapolis this weekend, with ratings and analysis from their profiles on NFL.com.

DL Datone Jones — 85.6 — “Going forward, Jones needs to do a better job of anchoring, or disengaging once his intial surge is halted. However, his immense physical talent and extremely productive senior season should make him an early selection.”
Pro comparison: Cory Redding Continue reading

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Six Bruins invited to NFL Combine

UCLA tied USC for the Pac-12 lead with six NFL Combine invites yesterday. You can click through to the complete list, where LSU led all schools with 13 invites.

Here’s the complete list of invites from the conference:
UCLA (6): OL Jeff Baca, TE Joe Fauria, RB Johnathan Franklin, DB Aaron Hester, DL Datone Jones, P Jeff Locke
USC (6): QB Matt Barkley, OL Khaled Holmes, DB T.J. McDonald, DB Nickell Robey*, DB Jawanza Starling, WR Robert Woods*
Cal (5): WR Keenan Allen*, RB C.J. Anderson, DB Marc Anthony, OL Brian Schwenke, DB Steve Williams*
Oregon (5): LB Kiko Alonso, RB Kenjon Barner, DB John Boyett, DL Dion Jordan, OL Kyle Long
Stanford (4): TE Zach Ertz*, RB Stepfan Taylor, LB Chase Thomas, TE Levine Toilolo
Arizona St (3): P Josh Hubner, DB Keelan Johnson, LB Brandon Magee
Colorado (2): OL David Bakhtiari*, TE Nick Kasa
Oregon St (2): DB Jordan Poyer, WR Markus Wheaton
Utah (2): DL Joe Kruger*, DL Star Lotulelei
Arizona: QB Matt Scott
Washington: DB Desmond Trufant
Washington St: WR Marquess Wilson*
*junior

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