Jordan Zumwalt talks combine, UCLA pro day and draft stock

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After UCLA’s pro day, linebacker Jordan Zumwalt looked back on everything from his expletive-laden 40-yard dash last month to his hit on Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas in the Sun Bowl.

“I think it was my senior year that gave me a big jump,” he said of his draft stock on Tuesday. “Midway through my season, I was talking to my coaches — they talked to scouts — and they said I was a nice surprise.”

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Xavier Su’a-Filo talks UCLA pro day, rising draft stock

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According to UCLA head coach Jim Mora, a pair of NFL scouts called Xavier Su’a-Filo the best guard coming out in the draft since Steve Hutchinson — high praise considering that the seven-time Pro Bowler was selected 13 years ago.

Though the other 30 teams may not feel as strongly, the versatile offensive lineman has generated some first-round buzz over the past few weeks. “Going to the combine, a lot of people didn’t really know who I was,” he said. “What a lot of people really want to see me improve, is clean up my pass protection and learn different schemes.”

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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
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