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Cover 2: UCLA G Xavier Su'a-Filo & Auburn DE Dee Ford

Posted Apr 24, 2014

Cover 2 is a daily look at players on NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah’s top 50 prospects in the 25 days leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft.

The following players who entered the 2014 NFL Draft were ranked in Daniel Jeremiah's top 50 (as of April 1). Click below for a write-up of each duo:

RB Carlos Hyde/RB Bishop Sankey | LB Khalil Mack/TE Eric Ebron | LB Anthony Barr/TE Jace Amaro |
LB C.J. Mosley/TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins | LB Ryan Shazier/LB Chris Borland |
OT Greg Robinson/DE Jadeveon Clowney | OT Jake Matthews/DT Aaron Donald |
OT Taylor Lewan/DT Timmy Jernigan | OT Zack Martin/DT Louis Nix III |
OT Morgan Moses/DT Ra’Shede Hageman | OT Cyrus Kouandjio/DE Kony Ealy |
G Xavier Su’a-Filo/DE Dee Ford | G Brandon Thomas/DE Stephon Tuitt |
QB Teddy Bridgewater/DE Demarcus Lawrence | QB Johnny Manziel/DT Dominique Easley |
QB Blake Bortles/QB Derek Carr | WR Sammy Watkins/CB Justin Gilbert |
WR Mike Evans/FS Calvin Pryor | WR Odell Beckham Jr./FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix |
WR Marqise Lee/CB Darqueze Dennard | WR Kelvin Benjamin/CB Bradley Roby |
WR Brandin Cooks/CB Kyle Fuller | WR Jarvis Landry/CB Jason Verrett |
WR Davante Adams/SS Jimmie Ward | WR Paul Richardson/CB Lamarcus Joyner

Xavier Su’a-Filo, G, UCLA, Junior

College experience: Su’a-Filo started all 40 games he played at UCLA and was named a second-team All-American and first-team All-Pac 12 after starting 13 games in 2013 (six at left tackle, seven at left guard). He was first-team All-Pac 12 after starting 14 games at left guard in 2012, which followed a two-year Mormon mission to the Gulf Coast (Florida, Alabama and Mississippi) between his freshman and sophomore years. Su’a-Filo started 13 games at left tackle as a freshman in 2009 and was honorable mention All-Pac 10.

Combine measurements: Height: 6 feet, 4 inches; Weight: 307 pounds

Combine performances: 40-yard dash: 5.04 seconds; Bench press: 25 reps; Vertical jump: 25 inches; Broad jump: 8 feet, 6 inches; 3-cone drill: 7.60 seconds; 20-yard shuttle: 4.44 seconds (tied for third among OL)

Jeremiah’s ranking: 46th out of the top 50 prospects


Dee Ford, DE, Auburn, Senior

College stats: Ford was named first-team All-SEC in 2013 after recording 29 tackles (18 solo), 14.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks. He had two sacks against Florida State in the VIZIO BCS National Championship. Ford had 34 tackles (23 solo), 6.5 tackles for loss and six sacks in starting seven of 11 games he played in 2012. He was granted a medical redshirt in 2011 because of a back injury. Ford played in 13 games in 2010 as a sophomore and 13 in 2009 as a freshman.

Combine measurements: Height: 6 feet, 2 inches; Weight: 252 pounds

Combine performances: Ford was not cleared medically to participate in on-field drills at the 2014 NFL Combine.

Jeremiah’s ranking: 33rd out of the top 50 prospects

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