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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Myles Jack drafted 36th overall to Jacksonville

Former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack. Photo by Keith Birmingham // Pasadena Star-News

Former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack. Photo by Keith Birmingham // Pasadena Star-News

After a long wait, former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack went to the Jacksonville Jaguars at 36th overall on Friday. The Jaguars traded up with the Baltimore Ravens to scoop up Jack.

Celebratory tweets from his teammates:

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Myles Jack dunks ahead of NFL Draft’s second round

After reports about his surgically repaired right knee scared away every team picking in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday, former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack hit the gym Friday morning in Chicago to try to shut the haters down with a big dunk and a shade-throwing sleep emoji:

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Myles Jack falls out of first round

Former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack tumbled in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday. Photo by Keith Birmingham // Pasadena Star-News

Former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack tumbled in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday. Photo by Keith Birmingham // Pasadena Star-News

Once considered a lock as a top-five pick, former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack spent more than three painful hours in the green room in Chicago and didn’t hear his name called in the first round of the NFL Draft after reports of a serious issue with his knee torpedoed his draft stock. Reports indicated that the cartilage in his surgically repaired right knee was separating away from the bone after he tore the meniscus in September.

He told NFL Network on the pre-draft red carpet that he was not worried about his knee.

Teammates (former and present) and even opponents took to Twitter to support Jack during his draft free fall.

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Preview: UCLA in the NFL Draft

Photos by Keith Birmingham (Pasadena Star-News) and SCNG file

Myles Jack (top left), Caleb Benenoch (top right), Kenny Clark (bottom left) and Jordan Payton (bottom right) are some of UCLA’s NFL Draft prospects this year. Photos by Keith Birmingham (Pasadena Star-News) and SCNG file

 

Some links in advance of the NFL Draft, which starts Thursday at 5 p.m.:

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