Representatives from 20 NFL teams — including a host of assistant/position coaches — were present for UCLA’s pro day Tuesday. The workout was held outdoors on FieldTurf, with a slight breeze (but not enough to make a difference) at the backs of the players as they ran. Former NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia was on hand to throw passes to the receivers. Anthony Barr, LB (6-foot-4 1/2, 247 pounds) — Barr ran the 40-yard dash in 4.41 and 4.49 seconds. He had a 10-foot-5 broad jump and had 19 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Barr — whose arms measured 33 1/2 inches — looked great in the on-field workout for all the NFL linebackers coaches on hand in […]
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Representatives from 15 NFL teams gathered at the pro day held at UCLA on March 12, where 15 Bruins players (plus one former Bruin, Matt Ware) went through a workout held outdoors on FieldTurf.
All 32 teams were in attendance as 13 players worked out outdoors on field turf during UCLA’s pro day Tuesday.
UCLA outside linebacker Akeem Ayers was at the NFL Network studios Friday to film a segment for “Path to the Draft.” We took some time to get to know him.
UCLA safety Rahim Moore does his Heisman Trophy pose for the camera after a taping or “Total Access” on April 1st.
UCLA safety Rahim Moore took part in a portrait session at NFL Network studios on April 1, 2011.
The Falcons are showing some significant interest in a pair of standouts from Los Angeles. Atlanta GM Thomas Dimitroff, head coach Mike Smith, defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder and defensive line coach Ray Hamilton will work out UCLA DT Brian Price and USC DE Everson Griffen on Saturday morning.
There are many ways for a prospect to stand out during pro day workout – put up big numbers, forget your cleats, etc. WR Terrence Austin of UCLA chose a different route, as he had a large contingent of friends and family in attendance, all wearing his jersey and making quite a bit of noise.
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Brian Price is accustomed to being overlooked. He played for UCLA at a time when USC dominated the Los Angeles sports scene, and now he finds himself — despite being a potential top-10 draft pick — in the large shadow of Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh and Oklahoma’s Gerald McCoy.
Hard to imagine which would be more shocking — Patriots QB Tom Brady training with Cardinals QB Matt Leinart. Or that the workouts were taking place at UCLA. Although you could imagine that Brady and Leinart have a lot in common and could have talked about a number of topics including reading defenses, footwork and parenting.
Bruins coach Rick Neuheisel did a great job helping run the pro day and providing information to scouts about the team’s prospects, but at this point he has his work cut out for him in Westwood. UCLA doesn’t have a large number of elite players entering the draft this year and one of Neuheisel’s aims will be to replenish his roster moving forward so that at future pro days there will be a number of first-round caliber players on hand to work out.