UCLA at NFL minicamps

Linebacker Myles Jack had a tough introduction to the heat and humidity in Florida where he made the rookie mistake of coming to practice wearing a long-sleeved shirt. He soon ditched the sleeves.

The Jaguars website has a video practice report on Jack.


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Day Three of NFL Draft starts with plenty of UCLA prospects still available

Some of the UCLA draft prospects still available heading into the final day of the 2016 NFL Draft. Clockwise from top left: Paul Perkins, Caleb Benenoch, Jordan Payton, Thomas Duarte, Ka'imi Fairbairn. Photos by Keith Birmingham (Pasadena Star-News) and Michael Owen Baker.

Some of the UCLA draft prospects still available heading into the final day of the 2016 NFL Draft. Clockwise from top left: Paul Perkins, Caleb Benenoch, Jordan Payton, Thomas Duarte, Ka’imi Fairbairn. Photos by Keith Birmingham (Pasadena Star-News) and Michael Owen Baker.

Out of nearly a dozen potential draft picks, UCLA has nine players still waiting to hear their names called heading into the final day of the draft. Rounds four through seven start at 9 a.m. on Saturday on ESPN and NFL Network.

To recap:

How many total draft picks do the Bruins end up with by the end of Saturday?

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Photos: Future Green Bay Packer, former UCLA Bruin Kenny Clark

Former UCLA defensive tackle Kenny Clark was taken by the Green Bay Packers in the first round. AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

Former UCLA defensive tackle Kenny Clark was taken by the Green Bay Packers in the first round. AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

Here are photos of Kenny Clark, who was drafted by Green Bay yesterday, during his UCLA tenure and the NFL Combine.

Pete Marshall attended Clark’s party Thursday to see the former UCLA defensive tackle get drafted and has the story here. Video of the big moment below

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Kenny Clark gets drafted by Green Bay Packers 27th overall

Kenny Clark (far right) was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the 27th overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Kenny Clark (far right) was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the 27th overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft. Photo by Keith Birmingham // Pasadena Star-News

In one of many twists in Thursday’s NFL Draft, the first UCLA Bruin off the board was not linebacker Myles Jack. As Jack sat in the green room in Chicago, he heard former teammate Kenny Clark‘s name called as the 27th pick overall by the Green Bay Packers.

Pete Marshall was on hand in Highland for Clark’s draft party — read his story here.

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UCLA spring practice standouts

Spring standouts for UCLA include Takkarist McKinley (top left) and Kenny Walker (far right). Photos by Brad Graverson and Thomas R. Cordova, Daily Breeze/Press-Telegram

Spring standouts for UCLA include Takkarist McKinley (top left) and Kenny Walker (far right). Photos by Brad Graverson, Thomas R. Cordova and Michael Owen Baker (Daily Breeze/Press-Telegram)

Spring camp is over and while we wait for the Bruins to resurface in San Bernardino, we’ll get to breaking down what happened over the past month of practice.

First, here are three things we learned and three things we’re left wondering about after 15 practices.

Second, if you missed any coverage from spring, you can find links to all the blog/Daily News stories in the week 4 wrap up.

Now finally, here are some players who stood out during spring and you should look out for when fall camp rolls around:

OFFENSE

Kenny Walker (left) makes a catch during the Spring Showcase on Saturday, April 23. Photo by Michael Owen Baker.

Kenny Walker (left) makes a catch during the Spring Showcase on Saturday, April 23. Photo by Michael Owen Baker.

Receiver Kenny Walker

I distinctly remember my first time watching Walker. It was last year’s season opener in the Rose Bowl when he dropped Josh Rosen’s flawless first-career passing attempt. It was a pretty big let-down.

Walker said he has worked tirelessly to change his perception as a fast receiver who can’t catch, and it showed during spring. He had some of the best plays of the day during the Spring Showcase, including a great over-the-shoulder catch near the sideline during seven-on-sevens. Continue reading

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