Paul Perkins drafted by New York Giants

UCLA running back Paul Perkins (24) runs for yardage against Southern California during the first half of an NCAA college football game in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

UCLA running back Paul Perkins (24) runs for yardage against Southern California during the first half of an NCAA college football game in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
(Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

One pick after a former teammate realized his NFL dream, former UCLA running back Paul Perkins was drafted by the New York Giants with the 10th pick in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.

In 2014, Perkins led the Pac-12 in rushing as a redshirt sophomore with 1,575 yards, becoming the first Bruin to win the conference rushing title since DeShaun Foster did so in 2001. Perkins is third on UCLA’s all-time rushing list with 3,491 yards and leads the school in receptions from the running back position (80).

Former UCLA offensive tackle Caleb Benenoch was drafted by Tampa Bay with the ninth pick in the fifth round.

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Caleb Benenoch goes to Tampa Bay

Former UCLA offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch. Photo by Michael Owen Baker

Former UCLA offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch. Photo by Michael Owen Baker

Offensive tackle Caleb Benenoch went to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the ninth pick in the fifth round Saturday. The junior ended his UCLA career with 35 consecutive starts. He started every game of the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

In advance of the draft, UCLA offensive line coach Adrian Klemm said he was hearing reports that Benenoch could go as high as the second round, but most projections had the 6-foot-5, 311-pound tackle going in or after the third round.

Benenoch is the first UCLA offensive tackle taken in the NFL Draft since 1999 when Kris Farris went to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round (74th pick overall).

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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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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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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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