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According to NFL Media draft analyst Chase Goodbread, UCLA junior LB Myles Jack's contributions to the running game sometimes overshadow his contributions to the defense.

"[Jack's] ability to play a little running back is unique, but what makes him a special player isn't the two-way hype. It's his ability to defend the pass on third downs," wrote Goodbread. There's not much doubt that the 6-foot-1, 225-pound junior could be a damaging running back if he chose to commit himself to that full-time, but as is, he's going to be drafted as a linebacker and Goodbread's completely on the money that the gimmickry (we say that nicely?) of his two-way status sometimes saps attention from his completeness as a linebacker. Last season, he recorded 88 tackles, eight TFL and seven passes defended.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 29 - 6:14 PM

UCLA named freshman Josh Rosen the school's starting QB.

Those close to the program believed this would be the outcome all along. Rosen was widely considered a 5-star recruit by services and even the top high school player at his position. UCLA lost longtime starter Brett Hundley to the NFL and will move forward with another likely three year starter. That is, if Rosen plays up to expectations. The freshman was in a competition with Jerry Neuheisel.
Aug 27 - 9:01 AM

UCLA junior DT Kenny Clark's "steady development, as well as positional and schematic diversity, has scouts intrigued," CBS Sports' Rob Rang notes.

"Following in the footsteps of recent early NFL draft picks Datone Jones, Anthony Barr, Eric Kendricks and Owamagbe Odigihizuwa is Clark, a powerful run-stuffer with experience at defensive tackle, nose guard and even defensive end," Rang writes. The UCLA prospect finished the 2014 season with 58 tackles, with 5.5 for loss, earning Second Team All-Pac-12 honors. Clark has played in 26 games for the Bruins, with 17 starts on his resume in the last two seasons. TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline gives Clark a 1-2 round grade heading into the 2015 season.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 26 - 3:11 PM

UCLA junior LB Myles Jack wants to return kicks this season.

Jack has one kickoff return during his career for six yards. However, we all know Jack has seen plenty of time at running back, recording 380 yards on 5.8 yards per carry and 10 touchdowns, Jack's future is at linebacker in the NFL, like Shaq Thompson's was, but colleges (especially Pac-12 schools) seem to be open to two-way players. It might help in recruiting, too.
Aug 26 - 9:03 AM

Barring injury, UCLA junior LB Myles Jack "is a top 15 lock and future Pro Bowler," according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"While shorter than scouts would prefer, Jack combines remarkable athleticism, vision and awareness to stand out regardless of where he lines up, though he projects best in the NFL as an outside linebacker in the 4-3. Jack isn't just splashy, he's also safe, ranking among the surest open-field tacklers in the country," Rang wrote. The 6-foot-1, 225-pounder has been the definition of versatility for the Bruins over the last two seasons, playing linebacker and filling in at running back as a two-way player. Jack was second on the team in tackles with 88, with 8 tackles for loss and seven passes defended. As a running back, Jack recorded 113 yards on 28 carries and three touchdowns.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 25 - 2:26 PM

UCLA offensive line coach and run game coordinator Adrian Klemm was suspended for two games.

He also was penalized with additional recruiting restrictions. A five-month investigation connected Klemm to various NCAA violations. The Bruins, in addition, forfeited two official visits in the next year. Klemm will miss games at home against Virginia and on the road at UNLV.
Aug 23 - 12:09 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline voiced concerns about UCLA senior CB Fabian Moreau, writing that he "struggles making plays with his back to the ball and loses out in battles."

"Talk to ten differen[t] people...and you’ll get fifteen different opinions, that’s how varied thoughts are about [Moreau's] game," noted Pauline. The analyst complimented the 6-foot, 195-pound senior's build and his "solid ball skills," but grades him out as a potential middle-round selection at best. Moreau somewhat underwhelmed in 2014 and a big 2015 season could help solidify a more consistent view from scouts. On the opposite side of Pauline would be CBS Sports' Rob Rang, who has praised Moreau's experience in man-to-man coverage.
Aug 20 - 9:00 PM

UCLA junior LB Myles Jack "stands out in pursuit and plays with a vicious style," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Noted Pauline, "[The 6-foot-1, 225-pound junior] flashes on the scene and is a disruptive force." Jack's widely considered to be a complete package in his athleticism and football instincts, though Pauline does offer a word of caution, writing that "[his] lack of size and growth limitations are an issue." CBS Sports' Rob Rang has speculated that Jack's best fit would likely be as an outside linebacker in a 4-3 defense at the next level.
Aug 20 - 8:36 PM

UCLA junior DT Kenny Clark "is a difference maker on the defensive line," TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline notes.

"He’s an explosive interior lineman that’s impossible to handle or move from the point of attack. While there’s room for improvement I like his entire game and feel he comes with terrific upside," Pauline wrote. As a sophomore, The 6-foot-3, 308-pound Clark posted 58 tackles, with 5.5 for loss, earning Second Team All-Pac-12 honors. Pauline currently gives the UCLA prospect a 1-2 round grade heading into his junior season.
Aug 20 - 2:42 PM

UCLA HC Jim Mora Jr. went nuclear on freshman QB Josh Rosen after several mistakes during Wednesday's practice, saying "you can’t hit an open receiver down field with no defense."

Mora absolutely shredded Rosen during practice, yelling, among other things, "That’s why you have not been named the starter" and "Go back to [Bellflower St. John High] and beat some more [bad] teams." He also sarcastically referred to the freshman as "The Anointed One." This is all cringe-inducing, but we probably shouldn't read too much into it. Mora is a high-strung coach and these kinds of blowups sometimes happen in practice, even if this was a bit harsh. Rosen and Jerry Neuheisel are competing for the starting job. Needless to say, neither has been awarded the job as of yet.
Source: LA Times
Aug 19 - 9:19 PM

UCLA HC Jim Mora Jr. said he is "no closer" to naming a starting QB, with freshman Seth Rosen and Jerry Neuheisel competing for the job.

"I'm waiting to see somebody win the job and nobody has won it yet," Mora concluded. All signs point to first year player Rosen winning the job, but UCLA fans will see a new starting quarterback for the first time in a long time. Neuheisel did enter games last season and helped UCLA pick up a win when Brett Hundley was injured.
Source: ESPN
Aug 19 - 10:52 AM

UCLA junior WR Devin Fuller has been moved from the slot to the outside in the hopes of maximizing his big-play ability.

Fuller recorded 457 yards after the catch last season, which was even greater than his receiving total. The reason? Screen passes behind the line of scrimmage. "He's going to be a guy you'll see in a lot of different spots" offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone said. It is difficult to know what UCLA's offense will look like with a new quarterback at the helm, but HC Jim Mora Jr. loves to mix screens with vertical shots.
Source: LA Times
Aug 19 - 10:26 AM

UCLA junior WR Thomas Duarte impressed in goal line situations during practice on Tuesday, making two nice touchdown catches.

Duarte started seven of the Bruins' games last season, catching 28 passes for 540 yards and four touchdowns. His YPC average of 19.29 yards ranked 15th in the country. A former four-star recruit, he figures to be a big part of the Bruin offense this season as they look to play with more consistency.
Aug 18 - 9:49 PM

UCLA junior LB Myles Jack is "one of the surest open-field tacklers in the country," according to CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang.

Rang wrote that Jack projects out as a potential stud outside linebacker in a 4-3 defense at the NFL level, specifically citing the 6-foot-1, 225-pounder's "athleticism, awareness and big-play chops." While many are quick to compare him to fellow two-way star Shaq Thompson, Jack is a more complete linebacker. As Rotoworld's Josh Norris has noted, he can "help in the run, [in] blitzing and in coverage." Rang currently ranks the Bruins star as the No. 4 player on his Big Board.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 18 - 7:36 PM

Three starting UCLA OL left Monday's practice with undisclosed injuries.

Center Jake Brendel, guard Alex Redmond and tackle Conor McDermott were the three offensive linemen who went down during 11-on-11s. Bruins coaches would not comment on the severity of the injuries. Brendel is the first team center, McDermott the left tackle and Redmond one of the guard spots. The offensive line has been a question for a few years in Los Angeles.
Source: LA Times
Aug 18 - 1:09 PM


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