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Xavier Su'a-Filo | Guard

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 307
College: UCLA
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Xavier Su'a-Filo is the leading candidate for the Texans' left guard job.
Su'a-Filo appeared in 13 games as a rookie, making his only start at right guard. He's expected to take over for Ben Jones on the left side, with Jones replacing Chris Myers at center. Houston should remain an elite run-blocking team in 2015. Mar 28 - 6:17 PM

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Texans signed second-round G/T Xavier Su'a-Filo to a four-year contract.

The No. 33 overall pick last month, Su'a-Filo is expected to step in right away at left guard. He's replacing longtime veteran Wade Smith. Su'a-Filo has quick feet, long arms, and a nastiness to him that should help him immediately both as a run blocker and pass protector. The Texans' line is a definite strength.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 01:30:00 PM

The Houston Chronicle expects No. 33 overall pick G/T Xavier Su'a-Filo to compete for the starting job at left guard.

The top pick in the second round, Su'a-Filo would likely have to fall flat on his face to not be in the Week 1 starting lineup. He brings a mean streak and projects as a pro-ready pass protector. Ben Jones and David Quessenberry will be Su'a-Filo's main competition. The Texans' line from left to right reads: LT Duane Brown, Su'a-Filo, C Chris Myers, RG Brandon Brooks, RT Derek Newton. Brennan Williams could challenge Newton.
Tue, May 13, 2014 11:28:00 AM

Texans selected UCLA G/T Xavier Su'a-Filo with the No. 33 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Su'a-Filo (6-foot-4, 307) started at left tackle as an 18-year-old true freshman for the Bruins, before taking a two-year Mormon mission. He returned to make 27 more starts, 21 at left guard and six at left tackle. In 2013, Su'a-Filo earned the Morris Trophy as the top lineman in the Pac 12. An adequate athlete (5.04 forty, 25-inch vertical) with better arm length (33 3/8") for guard than tackle, Su'a-Filo projects as a pro-ready pass protector with quick feet and nastiness to his game, but he needs to get stronger in the upper body to become a drive-blocking force. He'll likely start at left guard immediately in Houston, opposite RG Brandon Brooks with Duane Brown and Derek Newton at the tackles, and Chris Myers at center. It's a rock-solid line.
Fri, May 9, 2014 07:11:00 PM

UCLA OG Xavier Su'a-Filo ran an official forty time of 5.04 at the NFL Scouting Combine.

It's the second fastest forty time among guards, and he led all interior linemen in the 20-yard shuttle. Su'a-Filo has quality arm length for a guard (33 3/8"). He managed just 25 bench press reps, but is considered an effective pass blocker. He projects as a fringe first-round pick. Su'a-Filo is pushing Stanford's David Yankey to be the first guard selected in May.
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 06:42:00 PM

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