Photo of Xavier Su'a-Filo
Grade
5.65 ?
  • 5.04 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 25 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 25.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 102.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.60 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.44 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 33 3/8" Arm Length
  • 307LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

Started in all 40 games played while at UCLA. 2013: Second-team All-American pick and first-team All-Pac-12 selection after starting all 13 games. Started six games at left tackle and seven at left guard. 2012: First-team All-Pac-12 selection after starting all 14 games at left guard. Also played some left tackle during the season. 2011: Was on a Mormon mission. 2010: Was on a Mormon mission. 2009: Honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection after starting all 13 games at left tackle (the most starts for a Bruin true freshman, non-kicker). Misc.: Went on a Mormon mission in 2010 and 2011 to Alabama and Florida and learned to speak Spanish. Is also an Eagle Scout. Has the nickname of "X".

Analysis

Strengths

Quick out of his stance. Effective pass blocker -- can bend his knees, extend and mirror in short area. Generates movement in the run game. Can work his hips and maneuver to gain positioning. Good foot athlete. Can pull, trap, combo block and step to the second level. Durable three-year starter. Has played guard and tackle.

Weaknesses

Lacks ideal length. Missed two years of strength training while serving a LDS mission and has a bad body. Could stand to play with better pop and power in his hands. Bends at the waist, gets overextended and falls off blocks. Heavy-legged -- slow to shift his weight and adjust to stunts and quick inside moves. Gets beat across his face. Needs to play with better awareness -- gets short-circuited by complicated defensive movement. Struggled mightily at left tackle.

Bottom Line

Does not look the part and was miscast when forced to play left tackle for the Bruins, but Su’a-Filo is more effective than he is pretty. Projects best at left guard, where he has starter-caliber ability in a power scheme, though he is athletic enough to appeal to zone teams, too.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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