Preview: Top 2014 Underclassmen Guards

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We’ve finished previewing our top 2014 Seniors at each position. We now look into the Draft Eligible Underclassmen at the Guard position. Su’a-Filo is part of a very talented UCLA team and should prove himself as the top prospect from this group. He returned to UCLA in 2012 after leaving the team for two seasons to attend a Mormon mission.  Florida State, coming off one of the schools’ best offensive year, boasts two prospects on this list in Jackson and Matias. Jackson had a successful year at the right guard spot, while Matias and himself will look for another successful year on the offensive line. LSU also boasts two on this list in Collins and Turner. Both players had eye opening numbers in the knockdown category during 2012. Guys like Martin and Cann have had their successes at the guard spots but may make moves to the Center spot in 2013.

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Ric Tapia/ Icon SMI. Su’a-Filo returned to UCLA in 2012 after a religious mission and looks to continue proving himself as one of the top 2014 Guard prospects for the NFL Draft

  • Xavier Su’a-Filo UCLA; Third Team All-American and First Team All-PAC 12 selection in 2012. Started 14 games at Left Guard in 2012 and has 13 starts at Left Tackle in his career. Part of an offensive line who’s Running Back set a single season school record in yards. 6-3 304 lbs. Junior.
  • Tre Jackson Florida State; Second Team All-ACC selection in 2012. Started 14 games at Right Guard in 2012. Graded out at 85% and recorded 22 knockdowns in 2012. Part of one of the best offenses in Florida State history. 6-4 327 lbs. Junior.
  • Josue Matias Florida State; Honorable Mention All-ACC selection in 2012. Started 13 games at Left Guard in 2012. Graded out at 79% and recorded 31 knockdowns in 2012. Part of one of the best offenses in Florida State history. 6-6 326 lbs. Junior.
  • La’el Collins LSU; Honorable Mention All-SEC selection in 2012. Started 13 games at Left Guard in 2012. Recorded 64 knockdowns in 2012. 6-5 321 lbs. Junior.
  • Trai Turner LSU; Started seven games at Right Guard in 2012. Recorded 51 knockdowns in 2012. 6-3 306 lbs. Sophomore.
  • Marcus Martin USC; Started 10 games at Left Guard in 2012 and has 20 career starts at the position. 6-3 310 lbs. Junior.
  • A.J. Cann South Carolina; Started 12 games at Left Guard in 2012 and has 25 career starts at the position. 6-4 314 lbs. Junior
  • Laken Tomlinson Duke; First Team Academic All-ACC selection in 2012. Part of an offensive line that allowed only 19 sacks in 2012. 6-3 320 lbs. Junior.
  • Chad Slade Auburn; Has 22 career starts on the Auburn offensive line, making 14 at Right Guard and 7 at Left Guard. 6-5 308 lbs. Junior.
  • Cyril Lemon North Texas; Honorable Mention All-Sun Belt selection in 2012. 24 consecutive starts at right guard. Part of an offensive line that allowed a college football 6 sacks during 2012. 6-3 321 lbs. Junior.
  • Max Garcia Florida; Missed the 2012 season due to transfer rules. 6-4 307 lbs. Junior.
  • John Miller Louisville; Started 11 games at Left Guard in 2012 and has 21 career starts at the position. 6-2 321 lbs. Junior.
  • Adam Shead Oklahoma; Honorable Mention All-Big 12 selection in 2012. Started 13 games at Left Guard in 2012 and has 18 career starts at the position. Part on an offensive line that allowed only 15 sacks during 2012. 6-4 311 lbs. Junior.
  • Aaron Morris Ole Miss; Started 13 games at Left Guard in 2012 and has 19 career starts at the position. 6-5 330 lbs. Junior.

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Philip Arnold is the lead NFL Draft writer for Pro Football Central. He works on year round scouting and reports of the top NFL Draft prospects. Phil can be contacted on twitter- @Philip_PFC or through email- Philip@Profootballcentral.com

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