Scouting Report: Xavier Su'a-Filo

Thomas Frank Carr

ESPN Radio 1450 Draft Analyst 

Xavier Su’a-Filo

OG r-Jr. UCLA



Height: 6’4”                                Weight: 307                          Arm length: 33 ½”                     40 yard Dash: 5.06

Broad Jump: 102 in                  Bench: 25 reps                    Vertical jump: 25 in            20 yard Shuttle: 4.44         

 


Strengths

·         NFL frame with room to grow

·         Very good speed for his position

·         Incredibly quick and explosive player

·         Good feet and fluid hips, moves very well

·         Aggressive blocker who pops the defender every play

·         Engulfs defender

·         Climbs to the 2nd level very well

·         Anchors well versus power

·         Can reach block and seal the hole

·         Mirrors well in pass protection

 

Weaknesses

·         Plays stronger than measurable, still growing

·         Lets defender into chest, doesn’t lock out

·         Needs to improve hand placement

·         Raw talent who needs time to refine finer points of position

·         Needs to improve awareness and recognition of stunts and blitzes

·         Doesn’t always extend pocket properly

·         Tends to bend at the waist

Analysis:

Sua-Filo is a raw talent with the most upside of the group. He spent two years in college on a mission trip. He returned last year and was an immediate starter at LG. Because of the time off, he wasn’t in proper football shape for most of the season. Sua-Filo will benefit from an NFL level weight program and positional coaching. He’s still learning the position but he has all the ear markers of being a special talent. Patience and time are required when drafting Xavier Sua-Filo. He could be a steal for whatever team takes a chance on him.