The deadline for non-seniors to declare for the NFL draft passed on Monday with four Bruins announcing they would forgo their final years of college eligibility. Some of the decisions seemed inevitable (Josh Rosen) and others seemed surprising (Austin Roberts).
The NFL is expected to release the full list of early entrants this week. With three months until the draft, Rosen and left tackle Kolton Miller seem to be the most sought-after UCLA prospects in this class. Here’s a look at where UCLA’s players stack up in a few early mock drafts:
- USA Today’s four-round mock draft:
- Athlon Sports has Rosen also going to the Browns, but not at No. 1, with Miller going to the Panthers, but in the first round.
- CBS Sports has Rosen at No. 2 to the Giants
- Bleacher Report has Rosen going fifth overall to the Broncos
- Walter Football’s four-round mock draft:
- Added Jan. 18: Mel Kiper sends Rosen to the Giants at No. 2 and Miller at No. 30 to the Eagles (subscription required for link)
- Added Jan. 18: Pro Football Focus puts Rosen at No. 5 to the Broncos and Miller at No. 31 to the Vikings
- Bruce Feldman reports that the Bruins will add former Texas A&M quarterback Conner McQueen as an offensive graduate assistant. McQueen will join Jerry Neuheisel, who has already started as a graduate assistant with his alma mater. Chip Kelly has also already hired Thad Lewis as an offensive analyst.
- Former UCLA defensive tackle Kenny Clark talks to Packers.com about his second season in the NFL
- Former UCLA tennis player Mackie McDonald pushed No. 3 seed Grigor Dimitrov to five sets in the second round of the Australian Open. McDonald, who won the NCAA singles and doubles titles as a junior last year, was making his first appearance in the main draw of a grand slam, but fell in a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 0-6, 8-6 match that took nearly 3 1/2 hours.