Fabian Moreau runs 4.35-second 40 at NFL Combine

UCLA defensive back Fabian Moreau runs the 40-yard dash at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Monday, March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

In a very deep defensive back class, former UCLA cornerback Fabian Moreau stood out at the NFL Combine on Monday with impressive test results.

The 6-foot, 206-pound cornerback ran a blazing 4.35-second 40-yard dash that ranked second among all defensive backs and fourth for all players. NFL Network’s Mike Mayock took notice of the performance, saying “the worst case scenario” for Moreau was a second-round pick.

Moreau showed his explosiveness with an 11-foot, 4-inch broad jump that ranked second among defensive backs and tied for second for all players. His 38-inch vertical was tied for seventh at his position.

NFL.com named Moreau one of the Combine’s Day 4 winners.

Moreau’s full results:

  • 40-yard dash: 4.35 seconds
  • Vertical jump: 38 inches
  • Broad jump: 136 inches (11 feet, 4 inches)
  • 3-cone drill: 6.94 seconds
  • 20-yard shuttle: 4.12 seconds
  • 60-yard shuttle: 11.45 seconds
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McKinley, Vanderdoes, Brown workout at NFL Combine

Although defensive end Takkarist McKinley came up short of his promised 4.4-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, the former Bruin still was one of the star sprinters for his position on Sunday.

McKinley officially clocked in at 4.59 seconds for his 40, which placed him third among defensive linemen during Sunday’s on-field workouts in Indianapolis.

He participated in workouts despite an injured shoulder, which will require shoulder Monday. He told reporters Saturday that he played through the injury for two years at UCLA. Even with the injury, he got 24 bench press reps.

Despite testing well, McKinley faltered on some drills, making mistakes while at times guessing which direction to go.

Watch: McKinley’s combine workout

Defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes and linebacker Jayon Brown also participated in on-field workouts Sunday. Here are the full results from each former Bruins’ tests: Continue reading “McKinley, Vanderdoes, Brown workout at NFL Combine” »

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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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Five Bruins invited to NFL Combine

Eddie Vanderdoes (47) talks with Kenny Young (42) at practice. Photo by Steve McCrank/Daily Breeze

Five former UCLA football players received invites to his month’s NFL Combine, the NFL announced Wednesday: linebacker Jayon Brown, offensive lineman Conor McDermott, defensive end Takkarist McKinley, defensive back Fabian Moreau and defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes.

The combine begins Feb. 28 in Indianapolis with 330 total participants.

McKinley is a potential late first-round draft pick by many mock drafts after he led the Bruins in sacks and tackles for loss last year.

Vanderdoes was the only player to declare for the NFL draft early this season after the redshirt junior came back from an ACL injury and started 12 games with 29 tackles against constant double teams. Going into the Senior Bowl, Vanderdoes told Sports Illustrated that he had lost 20 pounds since the end of the UCLA season when he played at 340 pounds.

An impressive showing at the East-West Shrine Game helped Moreau boost his draft stock as NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah said he was “not going to be shocked if Moreau goes in the first round.” He was the No. 47 prospect in Jeremiah’s top-50 list last week.

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