73°

Topics

Jahri Evans
UCLA guard Xavier Su'a-Filo looms as an X-factor in NFL draft
UCLA guard Xavier Su'a-Filo looms as an X-factor in NFL draft

In football, the offensive line is a team within a team, a group of five players who work as one. Groupthink is good. If a player is singled out, it's typically because he's done something wrong — he has held, given up a sack, committed a personal foul, or the like. With that in mind, Xavier Su'a-Filo is poised to break from the pack. The former UCLA guard could become the school's first offensive lineman selected in the opening round of the NFL draft since tackle Jonathan Ogden was chosen fourth overall by Baltimore in 1996. "I've worked hard to be the best guard in this draft," said Su'a-Filo, 23, who is leaving a year of eligibility on...

Loading