Draft Riser: Trevor Theriot, UCLA

Trevor Theriot, a former Newport Harbor High standout, leads the fullbacks eligible for the upcoming NFL Draft in speed, agility and strength after marks he set last week during his Pro Day at UCLA.

Theriot, a former Bruins fullback who is ranked No. 22 at his position by NFLDraftScout.com, ran a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash. He had a 6.78 in the three-cone drill and a 4.26 in the 20-yard shuttle run. He also recorded 34 reps when bench-pressing 225 pounds. The marks lead all fullback eligible for the NFL Draft, April 22 to 24.

Still, Theriot (5-foot-11, 237 pounds)  is against great odds to be drafted. Just one fullback was drafted in last year’s draft. Fullbacks are becoming a rare breed, as the NFL is more of a pass-happy league.

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