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Local NFL prospects invited to the scouting combine

Local NFL prospects invited to the scouting combine
Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya, who went to Chaminade, looks to throw against West Virginia during a game on Dec. 28. (Joe Robbins / Getty Images)

Local prospects who have been invited to the NFL combine in Indianapolis, which begins Wednesday:

Zach Banner, OT, USC:  The son of former NFL tackle Lincoln Kennedy, Banner was listed by the Trojans last season at 6 feet 9, 360 pounds.

Victor Bolden Jr., WR, Oregon State (Los Osos High School):  Bolden is the first Oregon State player to score touchdowns on a punt and kickoff return in the same season.

Justin Davis, RB, USC:   Davis missed the East-West Shrine game because of an ankle injury. He averaged 5.5 yards per carry last season.

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Sean Harlow, G, Oregon State (San Clemente):  Harlow, whose father Pat was a standout at USC, anchored line that cleared way for outstanding ground game.

Adoree' Jackson, CB, USC:  Jackson figures to be among the fastest players at the combine, and can play offense, defense, and special teams.

Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami (Chaminade):  A three-year starter for the Hurricanes, Kaaya was in shotgun for his first two seasons, then sometimes under center in Year 3.

Damien Mama, G, USC:  Mama started 30 games in three seasons for the Trojans. He's leaving school a year early for the NFL draft.

Gabe Marks, WR, Washington State (Venice):  Marks finished second in Pac-12 history with 37 touchdown catches, and seventh with 3,453 yards.

Conor McDermott, OT, UCLA:  A 6-8 left tackle, McDermott has an older brother, Kevin, who is an NFL long snapper. Scouts see Conor as a right tackle.

Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA:  Scouts love McKinley's relentless "motor" as a pass rusher, and many see him as a first- or second-round pick.

Jeremy McNichols, RB, Boise State (Santa Margarita):  Since taking over for Jay Ajayi (now a Dolphins star), McNichols averaged 1,523 yards and 21 TDs in two seasons.

Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA:  Some scouts see Moreau making an immediate impact as a nickel corner, then developing into a starter. He's raw, but has good size.

Darreus Rogers, WR, USC:  Rogers, a No. 2 receiver at USC, is coming off his best college season, with 56 catches for 696 yards and four touchdowns.

John Ross, WR, Washington (Long Beach Jordan):  A blistering-fast receiver, Ross overcame a leg injury to become a nightmare for opposing defenses.

JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC:  Although his catches dropped off a bit last season, he scored 10 touchdowns each of the past two years. Scouts love his potential.

Tedric Thompson, FS, Colorado (Valencia):  Tedric’s older brother, Cedric, is a safety for the Minnesota Vikings. Tedric has particularly good hands as a defender.

Stevie Tu’ikolovatu, NT, USC:  A transfer from Utah, Tu’ikolovatu has served his Mormon mission and is 25, so he’ll be among the older players at the combine.

Conrad Ukropina, K, Stanford (Loyola):  Ukropina set Stanford records by making 108 consecutive extra-point kicks, and having a field-goal percentage of 82.4.

Eddie Vanderdoes, DT, UCLA:  After recovering from a serious knee injury in 2015, Vanderdoes became the linchpin of everything UCLA did to stop the run.

Chad Wheeler, C, USC:  Some scouts see the 6-7 Wheeler as a better pass protector than run blocker, but as the lineman with the most potential of this USC crop.

Follow Sam Farmer on Twitter @LATimesfarmer

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