UCLA pro day

March 27, 2021

The Bruins only had a couple of players working out at their pro day, but they were both guys that the NFL wanted to see work out. Odd-sized DT Osa Odighizuwa, for example, measured in as an odd-sized DT at 6-1.5 and 282 pounds, although he did impress with 34-inch arms and big (10.5-inch) hands. He also posted a solid 25 reps in the BP and a 31.5-inch vertical, both of which would have been middle-of-the-pack numbers for defensive linemen at the 2020 combine. Odighizuwa didn’t the run the 40 at the UCLA pro day, but did post times in the short shuttle (4.45 seconds) and 3-cone drill (7.56) that were much more in line with what the DEs at last year’s combine compared with those of the DTs. And given his size/speed combo, it is likely that Odighizuwa will get most of his looks at the next level and a 5T 3-4 DE.

Meanwhile, everyone was kind of expecting a freakish kind of performance by RB/WR Demetric Felton, one of the most versatile players in college football. Instead, it was kind of ‘meh!’ Felton measured in at just 5-8.5 and 189 pounds, managed only 10 reps in the BP, had a 31.5 vertical , ran the 40 in a somewhat pedestrian 4.53 and posted shuttle times of 4.44 in the SS and 7.32 in the 3-cone that just weren’t all that quick for either a RB or WR.