Heading into Saturday’s Spring Game, I wanted to start a debate going this week about UCLA’s most important players. I’ll list 20 guys, and we’ll pare it down to a list of 10 in a couiple days.
Who of these guys are the most crucial to UCLA’s success in 2010?
Kai Forbath, K – Returning Lou Groza winner
Kevin Prince, QB – Back with more weapons at his disposal
Jeff Baca, OL – Junior is here for third year on OL
Johnathan Franklin, RB – Trying to reclaim spot after fumbling issues
Malcolm Jones, RB – Gatorady National POY will fight for time immediately
Rahim Moore, S – Best safety in nation now a mouthpiece
Akeem Ayers, LB – Potential for huge things
David Carter, DT – Can he replace Price?
Nelson Rosario, WR – Expected to make a big leap, figurately and literally
Cory Harkey, TE – Can he hold off Fauria as primary tight end threat?
Sheldon Price, CB – Needs extra pounds to translate onto the field
Josh Smith, WR – Instant-impact transfer a boon to wideout corps, return game
Datone Jones, DE – Must add run-stuffing element to pass rush
Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE – Highly touted recruit could get starting nod
Jeff Locke, P – Second-team all-conference nod will become first-team this year
Kai Maiava, C – Last few months have been tumultuous for rising junior
Mike Harris, OL – Can he solidify right tackle spot?
Nate Chandler, DT – Converted OL looks great at DT, but spot up for grabs
Steve Sloan, MLB – Can he hold off Patrick Larimore?
Sean Westgate, OLB – Can he hold off Glenn Love?
Vote for 10 players, and post your comments about where you have guys and why.