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NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: UCLA G Xavier Su’a-Filo

03.24.14 at 5:33 pm ET
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WEEI.com will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that may be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2014 NFL draft. Here is one is a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’€™s time for the Patriots to make a selection.

Xavier Su'a-Filo (AP)

Xavier Su’a-Filo alternated between guard and tackle at UCLA. (AP)

XAVIER SU’€™A-FILO

Position: Offensive guard

School: UCLA

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 304 pounds

Achievements: 2013, 2012 All-Pac-12 first team

What he brings: Su’a-Filo has experience at both tackle and guard, playing every game as a freshman in 2009 as a tackle and (after a two-year Mormon mission) every game in 2012 as a guard. He alternated between 2013 at guard and tackle. Su’€™a-Filo isn’t superior in any aspect of his game but is solid in both pass and run protection. He has average size for an NFL guard. Su’a-Filo is considered explosive and good in pulling.

Where the Patriots could get him: Rounds 1-2

Notes: Su’a-Filo declared for the 2014 draft as a junior, but he’s already 23 years old. He missed the entire 2010 and 2011 seasons at UCLA because he was on a Mormon mission to Florida and South Alabama. … Su’a-Filo won three state championships at Timpview High School in Provo, Utah from 2006-08.

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Los Angeles Times: Xavier Su’a-Filo keys UCLA’s protection plan

Deseret News: Xavier Su’a-Filo returns from LDS Mission to find new UCLA football landscape

Video: Here are 2013 UCLA highlights of Su’€™a-Filo.

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