Houston Texans NFL Draft Profile: G Xavier Su'a-Filo

Houston Texans NFL Draft Profile: G Xavier Su'a-Filo
May 2, 2014, 2:00 pm
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Xavier Su'a-Filo (OG), UCLA

6'4" | 307 lbs.

2013 highlights:

Started all 13 games in 2013. Morris Trophy winner. Voted as UCLA's offensive MVP. Team captain.

Selection:

2nd Round, 33rd overall (Houston Texans)

What scouts are saying:

"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, NFL.com)

"Perfect match in UCLA's drive-blocking scheme, but has the athleticism to fit in a zone-blocking scheme as well.Weaknesses: Has a tendency to lose leverage on contact." (Rob Rang, CBSSports.com)

"Su'a-Filo is a well-rounded blocker in the run game and pass protection. He is very athletic and quick. After taking on defensive ends, Su'a-Filo is well equipped to go against speed-rushing defensive tackles." (WalterFootball.com)

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