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How UCLA and USC players look for the NFL draft

Bruins' Rahim Moore appears to be the best safety available.

March 29, 2011

UCLA and USC players projected to be selected in rounds 2-7 of the NFL draft (April 28-30):


RAHIM MOORE, safety: Best free safety in this draft class. Good range, but needs to get stronger. Projected round: 2.

DAVID CARTER, defensive tackle: Performance at the Shrine Game bumped up his stock after a poor season. Projected: 6.

KAI FORBATH, kicker: Booted 85 field goals, tying him for first in school history with John Lee. Projected: 6-7.

RYAN TAYLOR, center: Showed good versatility, moving to center after playing guard as a junior. Projected: 6-7.


JURRELL CASEY, defensive tackle: A junior who had 4½ sacks and 11 tackles for losses. Projected: 2-3.

SHAREECE WRIGHT, cornerback: Injuries and off-the-field issues gave him only one full season. Projected: 2-3.

JORDAN CAMERON, tight end: Very athletic, most known for his video with Blake Griffin. Projected: 3-4.

KRISTOFER O'DOWD, center: Multi-year starter who needs to prove he can stay healthy. Projected: 3-4.

STANLEY HAVILI, fullback: Versatile runner and pass catcher who's coming off shoulder surgery. Projected: 4-5.

RONALD JOHNSON, wide receiver: Good speed, but he never ascended to the No. 1 receiver spot. Projected: 4-5.

ALLEN BRADFORD, running back: Hopes to build on great season-ending performance vs. UCLA. Projected: 7.

MALCOLM SMITH, linebacker: Younger brother of New York Giants receiver Steve Smith. Projected: 7-free agent.

MICHAEL MORGAN, linebacker: Two-year starter whose future is likely in special teams. Projected round: 7-free agent.


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