Aug 31, 2013; Pasadena, CA, USA; Nevada Wolf Pack running back Don Jackson (6) is tackled by UCLA Bruins cornerback Fabian Moreau (10) during the game at Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA Football Player Profile: Fabian Moreau

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Dec 31, 2013; El Paso, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins cornerback Fabian Moreau (10) before the game against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the 2013 Sun Bowl at Sun Bowl Stadium. UCLA defeated Virginia Tech 42-12. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 31, 2013; El Paso, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins cornerback Fabian Moreau (10) before the game against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the 2013 Sun Bowl at Sun Bowl Stadium. UCLA defeated Virginia Tech 42-12. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The UCLA Bruins have a chance to have one of the better defenses in the Pac-12 this upcoming season and junior cornerback Fabian Moreau is a big reason why. Once a weak point of the Bruins defense the secondary will be one of the top units in the country in 2014.

After playing in a mostly reserve role his freshman year, Moreau burst on to the scene in 2014, with 52 tackles, four passes broken up and one forced fumble, on his way to earning honorable mention All-Pac-12 recognition. He showed flashes of being a shutdown corner and his physical nature with wide receivers at the line of scrimmage really helped Moreau succeed. Adding some leadership skills and fine-tuning some on the field skills, in the spring season, has coaches, teammates, and fans excited about the potential season Moreau can have.

As for expectations for 2014, I expect Moreau to take the next step and become one of the better corners in the nation and the Pac-12, behind Oregon corner Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. He has all the talent in the world and 2014 is the year he puts it all together.

The duo at corner of Moreau and Ishmael Adams, has the chance to be one of the better tandems in the nation and when you add in safeties, Anthony Jefferson and Randall Goforth, opposing offenses are going to face a steep challenge trying to throw on this unit.

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