Laiatu Latu and 2 other UCLA Bruins invited to the 2024 NFL combine

UCLA didn't just lose the two most important pieces off its coaching staff this offseason. The Bruins also lost three key pieces of their dominant defensive line from 2023. All three received invites to the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
 National edge Laiatu Latu of Ucla (15)
National edge Laiatu Latu of Ucla (15) / Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

The UCLA football program isn’t in the best spot right now. After an 8-5 season, Chip Kelly left to become Ohio State’s offensive coordinator, so the program had to scramble to hire DeShaun Foster back from the Las Vegas Raiders. 

The best part of the program in 2024 was the team’s defense, but after the season defensive coordinator D’Anton Lynn left for more money at USC, and now UCLA’s best players are preparing for the NFL draft. 

Laiatu Latu is the headliner of this group. The 6-foot-5 265-pound edge rusher is coming off a season with 13 sacks and two interceptions and dominated the rest of the NFL hopefuls at the Reese's Senior Bowl at the start of February.

Even beyond Latu, the defensive line was particularly great last year, but three defensive linemen declared for the 2024 NFL Draft. On Tuesday, February 13, the NFL announced the list of invites for the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis from Thursday, February 29 through Sunday, March 3. 

UCLA NFL combine invites

  • Laiatu Latu, DL
  • Darius Muasau, DL
  • Gabriel Murphy, DL

How to watch the 2024 NFL Draft Combine

  • Date: February 29-March 3, 2024
  • Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis)
  • How to watch: NFL Network
  • Streaming: Fubo TV

Thursday, February 29

  • Position groups: Defensive linemen and Linebackers
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. PT

Friday, March 1

  • Position groups: Defensive backs and Tight ends
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. PT

Saturday, March 2

  • Position groups: Quarterbacks, Running backs, and Wide Receivers
  • Time: 10 a.m. PT

Sunday, March 3

  • Position groups: Offensive linemen
  • Time: 10 a.m. PT

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