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Raiders selected UCLA OT Kolton Miller with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

Miller (6’9/309) made 26 starts in three seasons with the Bruins, moving from right tackle to Josh Rosen’s blind side a 2017 redshirt junior and earning second-team All-Pac 12 from the conference’s coaches. Although he was a quality starter in college, Miller’s mammoth height hurts him against lower pad-leveled rushers, and he has never been a big-time run blocker. Miller does have plus arm length (34 1/8") and tested as the top SPARQ athlete in this entire offensive line class. Immensely talented but inconsistent on tape, NFL.com’s Gil Brandt compared Miller to Nate Solder coming out of Colorado.
Apr 26 - 9:52 PM

Cardinals traded up with the Raiders and selected UCLA QB Josh Rosen with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

Arizona gave up pick Nos. 15, 79, and 152 to get their quarterback of the (very near) future. Sam Bradford will likely start Week 1 but obviously has a laundry-list injury history. Rosen (6’4/226) made 30 starts as a Bruin, going 17-13 and completing 60.9% of his passes at 8.0 yards per attempt with a 59:26 TD-to-INT ratio. UCLA ran a pro-style offense wherein Rosen made anticipation throws and ran traditional play-action plays, so he is advanced conceptually. His tape reveals a mechanically-sound technician with picturesque footwork and delivery, albeit with passing efficiency that dipped sharply on downfield throws and risk-taking tendencies that hurt his consistency. Rosen missed time with a throwing-shoulder injury as a sophomore and two concussions as a junior. Ideally, 21-year-old Rosen will get stronger and iron out his decision making. Long term, Rosen has drawn comparisons to Eli Manning and Trent Green.
Apr 26 - 9:17 PM

An anonymous scout told Bob McGinn Football that UCLA C Scott Quessenberry will make it if his shoulders can hold up.

"Bad shoulders are the problem," the scout said. "Strength-wise, he’s going to be OK. Like a coach on the board. If he can play he’ll become a team leader." The brother of Texans OL David Quessenberry, Scott is also called "smart, athletic and really good in pass pro" by another scout. He projects to go early on Day 3, but if a team believes he's healthy, he could go late on Day 2 in the third round.
Apr 26 - 5:17 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline believes that the Browns will trade up to the 18th pick to draft either UCLA's Kolton Miller or Notre Dame T Mike McGlinchey.

The 18th pick belongs to the Seahawks, and Pauline believes the Browns will give up the top pick in the second round and the last pick in that round in order to take whichever tackle is available. That's very likely Miller, as McGlinchey is reportedly going to go in the first dozen picks at this point. This feels a need for the Browns -- who need to replace Joe Thomas -- and the Seahawks, who need to replace the draft picks they lost in trade.
Apr 26 - 3:40 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein projects the Chargers to trade up and select UCLA QB Josh Rosen with the 13th pick in his latest mock draft.

Now this is fun. If you're curious -- and we know you are -- Washington has the 13th pick, and they would move down to 17 in this scenario and select Alabama DT Da'Ron Payne. The Chargers have Phillip Rivers still playing well, but you have to wonder how much longer he has left, and getting a signal-caller like Rosen to be the future would be a boon. If Rosen does indeed slide this far, we expect there will be lots of interest in this range to procure his services.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 26 - 2:00 PM

An anonymous scout told Bob McGinn Football that he believes UCLA T Kolton Miller is the best tackle prospect from the school since Jonathan Ogden.

. "He’s the best tackle I’ve seen at UCLA since the guy (Ogden) that went to the Ravens a long time ago," said the scout. "He’s a tall guy who can play with leverage. His workout wasn’t good; it was excellent. Look at his hand size (a tackle-leading 10 ¾) and arm length (34 1/8). For 6-8 he can really bend his knees. Most tall people are tight in the hips and don’t bend well. Not the most powerful guy in the world." Miller is one of the most volatile prospects at the position in the class -- in part because of the concerns about his power and some about his toughness -- but it's looking more and more likely he goes in the first 32 picks.
Apr 26 - 1:26 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports there is a "late push" for UCLA QB Josh Rosen in the New York Jets' war room.

Pauline continued saying "The belief is still that Mayfield still ends up a Jet if he’s available when the team is called to the clock, but the Rosen push is on." It's borderline ridiculous to think nearly 24 hours prior to the draft an NFL front office holding a top 3 pick, which they traded up for, doesn't have their draft board set. They have to know which they prefer at this point and even though many prefer Rosen, the majority of chatter has been about Mayfield.
Apr 25 - 5:29 PM

NFL Media's Gil Brandt doesn't "have any questions" about UCLA QB Josh Rosen's character.

With Rosen's draft stock falling substantially as questions about his character continue to arrise, the former NFL player personel executive gave Rosen his stamp of approval. Brandt continued by saying "A good athlete, Rosen has a strong arm and accuracy -- he can make all the throws. By Year 2, he'll be a successful starter in the NFL." Rotoworld's Josh Norris and Thor Nystrom both agree with this sentiment and have Rosen as their No. 1 overall player in the draft.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 25 - 12:03 PM

Texas Tech redshirt senior OT Justin Murphy transferred to UCLA as a graduate.

Murphy started four games in both 2014 and 2015 at Texas Tech but battled a series of knee injuries which forced him to temporarily retire midway through the 2016 season. After taking a year off in 2017, Murphy announced that he "can compete again at high level" again. If he is healthy, Murphy has a good chance to play quickly as former tackle Kolton Miller is draft-bound while both guard Najoee Toran and center Scott Quessenberry graduated.
Apr 25 - 10:03 AM

One GM believes the 2018 NFL Draft might set a record for the number of first-round trades.

Quarterback deals and the belief that there are a handful of elite prospects then a drop off all back this statement up. Teams could prioritize a target in picks 10 through 32 and move up or down to acquire them, adding a third-round pick or so in the process.
Apr 24 - 9:15 AM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares UCLA WR Jordan Lasley to Carolina Panthers WR Torrey Smith.

Lasley showed flashes of brilliance in his time with the Bruins, but he also had one of the worst drop rates of any prospect in this class, as noted by Zierlein. There's also this from an NFC area scout. "You can't watch him and not be impressed, but he's got a pattern of behavior that isn't going away in my opinion. He doesn't hold himself accountable. He just acts any kind of way. He could go in the second round or seventh round but he has a lot of ability." Lasley could be a steal if he can cut the drops and keep his head on his shoulders, but there's a boatload of volatility here.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 23 - 10:08 PM

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport said that he would be "surprised" if the Buffalo Bills trade up to the No. 2 selection currently owned by the New York Giants.

Speaking on 'Good Morning Football' on Monday, Rap Sheet explained that he did see the Bills selling out the farm to move up to the second pick, even though that would mean that Buffalo would miss out on essentially having their pick of the quarterbacking litter (non-Browns division). While Rapoport would be very surprised if the Bills moved all the way to No. 2, they could potentially make a trade up to a lesser slot without mortgaging their draft future. Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom has several times voiced the opinion that the Bills would be wise to target Louisville's Lamar Jackson. One benefit of drafting Jackson would be that Buffalo would likely not have to trade up to seal that particular deal.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 23 - 6:17 PM

After compiling 35-plus boards from media evaluators, Arif Hasan notes UCLA's Josh Rosen is the "consensus" top QB prospect.

Rosen is slotted as the No. 4 overall player. Sam Darnold is the second quarterback at No. 8 overall, Baker Mayfield is third at No. 11 overall and Lamar Jackson is No. 22 and the fourth quarterback. Josh Allen sits at No. 29 overall. Be sure to check out the consensus rankings which are linked below.
Apr 23 - 11:11 AM

An anonymous NFL scout said UCLA QB Josh Rosen is "the best pure passer I’ve seen since Drew Brees."

Bob McGinn Football's Mark Eckel has Rosen as his second-ranked quarterback behind USC Sam Darnold. This seems to echo the thoughts of some around the NFL as a poll of 14 NFL player personnel executives had Rosen finish as a close second behind Darnold. One NFL scout is extremely bullish on Rosen's on-field ability saying he "is as classic a passer as you could have, his mechanics are impeccable. He’s got arm strength. He reads the field." Most scouts are high on his on-field ability, but there seem to be some troubling issues with his personality and leadership ability. A second scout mentioned "He looks the part when he throws the ball but lacks the rest of the assets you need to be a winning quarterback up here. Off the field, he doesn’t have the profile you want for someone leading your team." Despite the "concerns," Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom and Josh Norris have Rosen as their No. 1 overall player in the 2018 draft.
Apr 22 - 1:57 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares UCLA T Kolton Miller to New York Giants T Nate Solder.

Miller is one of the more divisive prospects in this class -- at any position -- and Zierlein lists plenty of strengths and weaknesses. He notes that Miller plays with high effort on every snap, and the 6-foot-9, 310-pound tackle has the kind of base you're looking for in a starting bookend. He also notes that he's just an average athlete -- keep in mind this was written before his results in Indianapolis -- and that he needs to be more consistent with his hand placement. He gives Miller a grade of late-first, early-second, but the former Bruin could go as high as 10th overall to Oakland.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 21 - 7:54 PM


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