Dec 31, 2013; El Paso, TX, USA; UCLA head football coach Jim Mora is congratulated by players moments before the Bruins defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies 42-12 at Sun Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ivan Pierre Aguirre-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Recap: Eight Bruins Are Heading To The NFL

This has been one of the most exciting weekends for UCLA football in regards to Bruins heading to the pros in a long time. Good times, indeed. Five Bruins were selected in the 2014 NFL Draft and three more have signed with teams as undrafted free agents (UDFA). This is a testament to what UCLA Head Coach Jim Mora has done in Westwood since he got there two seasons ago. Let us recap the the players, selections and teams these Bruins will be heading to.


Bruins To The Pros
Name Position Round (Pick) NFL Team
 Anthony Barr Outside Linebacker  1st (9th) Minnesota Vikings
 Xavier Su’a-Filo  Offensive Guard  2nd (33rd)  Houston Texans
 Cassius Marsh  Defensive End  4th (108th)  Seattle Seahawks
 Shaquelle Evans Wide Receiver  4th (115th)  New York Jets
 Jordan Zumwalt  Inside Linebacker 6th (192nd) Pittsburgh Steelers
 Brandon Sermons  Defensive Back UDFA  Arizona Cardinals
 Darius Bell Tight End  UDFA  Baltimore Ravens
 Seali’i Epenesa  Defensive Tackle  UDFA  New England Patriots


But that is not all. According to Mora, more Bruins should be getting a chance to make it to the big time.

We will update you on any new developments with other UCLA players signing with professional teams as the information becomes available. To take a closer look at some of these Bruins as they head into the world of professional football, check out Go Joe Bruin’s player profiles on Barr, Su’a-Filo, Marsh, Evans and Zumwalt.

Mike W.R.

Twitter: @TheBigDisco

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