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UCLA junior CB Jalen Ortiz will transfer to another program.

Ortiz played in 26 games as a backup and special teamer, seeing time as a receiver in 2013 and converting to corner in 2014. Ortiz was a three-star recruit out of Arizona and was offered a scholarship by a number of Pac-12 schools out of high school.
May 27 - 9:10 AM

NFL Media ranks UCLA freshman QB Josh Rosen their No.1 impact freshman in college football.

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Rosen passed for 8473 yards, 90 touchdowns, with a QB rating of 122.0 coming out of St. John Bosco high School. The former five-star QB is seen as the front-runner to take over the QB position for UCLA. However, HC Jim Mora has mentioned that the competition for the position is still wide open.
Source: NFL.com
May 22 - 2:02 PM

UCLA redshirt junior Paul Perkins "could end up contending for the Heisman Trophy," believes ESPN's KC Joyner.

Joyner thinks Perkins is one of the best running backs in the nation. It's hard to argue. Perkins finished No. 4 nationally with 1,477 rushing yards last year, ranking No. 3 with 43 rushes of 10 or more yards. "He will be the centerpiece of this offense," wrote Joyner.
May 21 - 8:32 PM

NFL Media ranks UCLA junior OLB Myles Jack as the No. 14 defensive player in the nation.

"He's more than just a run stuffer (18 pass breakups in two years), but expect him to register double-digit tackles for loss for the first time in his career this fall," wrote NFL.com's Chase Goodbread. "He'll take over more of a leadership role in the Bruins' linebacking corps this fall with the loss of emotional leader Eric Kendricks (Minnesota Vikings second-round pick) at the Mike position." Of course, Jack is also a wrecking ball on offense as a running back. Jack has posted 163 tackles and 10 rushing touchdowns in two seasons.
Source: NFL.com
May 19 - 7:43 PM

UCLA redshirt junior C Jake Brendel was named to the Rimington Trophy watch list, OCRegister's Joey Kaufman reports.

The Rimington Trophy is given annually to the most outstanding center in NCAA Division I-A College Football. The 6-foot-4, 290-pound Brendel has been on this watch list the past two years. The Bruins' three-year starter earned Second team All Pac-12 and a First Team Academic All Pac-12 honors in 2014 as well.
May 19 - 3:03 PM

UCLA junior OLB Myles Jack is "athletic, instinctive, rangy linebacker" and "can cover and make plays in the backfield," wrote ESPN's Mel Kiper.

Kiper ranked Jack No. 21 overall on his 2016 Big Board. "There was a lot of hype about the two-way player status, but the ability really is there," he wrote. "It's hard to question the football instincts when he was an offensive AND defensive freshman of the year in the conference at the same time. This will be a big year for Jack, who no longer has Eric Kendricks around; he'll need to lead this Bruins defense."
May 17 - 1:07 AM

Scout.com ranks UCLA junior OLB Myles Jack as the No. 6 overall prospect.

"He's has been a big time playmaker on both sides of the ball for the Bruins at running back and linebacker," wrote Jamie Newberg. "That's happens at the high school level but is a rarity in college. Jack's a dynamic and explosive athlete that's 6-1/232-pounds. He plays with a passion and aggression. He's physical and hard hitting and dynamic against the run." Jack was named the Pac-12’s offensive and defensive freshman of the year in 2014 and improved on both sides of the ball last season. He still has work to do, however. "Jack needs to round out his overall game and that should come with time," Newberg wrote. "Jack's one of my favorite players in college football." Jack has posted 163 tackles and 10 rushing touchdowns in two seasons.
Source: Scout.com
May 16 - 7:06 PM

UCLA junior OLB Myles Jack slipped to the Falcons at No. 25 in Todd McShay's mock draft.

"Jack is similar to 2015 first-round pick Shaq Thompson in that he's a defensive player who also starred at times at running back," he wrote. "His NFL projection is as a weakside linebacker. He has outstanding range against the run and is a playmaker in coverage." Rotoworld's Josh Norris had him going well before, shipping Jack to the St. Louis Rams at No. 8. "A complete linebacker who can help in the run, blitzing and in coverage," Norris wrote.
May 14 - 9:47 PM

UCLA junior DT Kenny Clark went No. 22 to the Giants in Todd McShay's first 2016 mock draft.

"Clark jumped off the tape when I was studying the Bruins defense for DE Owa Odighizuwa and LB Eric Kendricks for the 2015 draft," he wrote. "He has good size (6-3, 308) and playmaking ability. The Giants are always looking to add talented players to their defensive line." Rotoworld's Josh Norris did not have Clark going in Round 1. Clark will have an interesting decision on his hands after the season if he has a big campaign.
May 14 - 8:58 PM

UCLA redshirt junior Paul Perkins is the "established" starter at RB, according to HC Jim Mora Jr.

"I think we’ve got a really good group of backs, but Paul has separated himself from the pack," Mora said. Depending on who is named the starting quarterback, the team might lose a running threat at the position. The Bruins throw a high percentage of screen passes but could rely more on a more traditional running game this season.
Source: OC Register
May 14 - 8:45 AM

UCLA HC Jim Mora Jr. told the OC Register the school's QB competition is still wide open.

Freshman QB Josh Rosen is the expected starter, but Mora placed the likes of Jerry Neuheisel, Asiantii Woulard and Mike Fafaul on equal footing. "We might go three games in and not know who our starter is," Mora said. We find that highly improbably. Neuheisel filled in for an injured Brett Hundley last year, however, he will have to hold off the No. 1 quarterback recruit in the class in Rosen.
Source: OC Register
May 14 - 8:39 AM

UCLA junior OLB Myles Jack's "blend of size, physicality and agility would earn him first-round grades at outside linebacker or running back," writes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Rang ranks Jack as the No. 2 underclassmen prospect behind OSU edge rusher Joey Bosa. Jack heads into the season with a mid-Round 1 grade, but he could go higher with a big season. Now, UCLA coaches just have to decide what to do with him: Jack is a potential future Pro Bowler outside linebacker, but the Bruins may feel like it's worth it to also deploy him as a running back more in 2015. As a full-time runner, it's not overstating it to say that Jack could be in the Heisman running.
Source: CBS Sports
May 12 - 2:52 AM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang ranks UCLA junior DT Kenny Anderson as the No. 7 underclassmen draft prospect in the country.

"Overshadowed at UCLA but he won't be for much longer," Rang wrote. "Quick off the ball, powerful and tenacious." We're going to have to nail down Anderson's position this year. He is a potentially dominant college DT, but could project better for some teams as a 3-4 end. You didn't hear a ton about Anderson last year, but Eric Kendricks for one appreciated his work.
Source: CBS Sports
May 11 - 10:15 PM

UCLA freshman QB Josh Rosen will start for UCLA immediately, predicts ESPN's Ted Miller.

Rosen was the No. 1 QB and No. 16 overall recruit in the 2015 class. "In terms of measurables and looking the part, he has no peer on the UCLA roster," wrote Miller. "The only issue was how quickly he'd adjust to the speed of the Pac-12 game, how quickly he'd learn the UCLA offense and how well he'd mix with his teammates. He appears to have achieved at least a passing grade in all three areas, which makes it difficult to not acknowledge his talent, particularly on a team that could be a Pac-12 and national contender." To replace Brett Hundley, Rosen is in a three-way battle with Jerry Neuheisel and Asantii Woulard.
Source: ESPN.com
May 11 - 8:57 PM

Like Clemson's Deshaun Watson, UCLA freshman QB Josh Rosen could begin the season on the bench and become a starter soon thereafter, believes ESPN's Travis Haney.

"If a true freshman quarterback is going to have an impact in the sport this fall, it’s most likely to be Rosen," Haney wrote. "Coaches who recruited him are still buzzing about him, jealous they lost out to the Bruins." Indeed, Rosen, the No. 1 QB and No. 16 overall recruit in the 2015 class, was courted by just about every program in the country. He is in a three-way battle with Jerry Neuheisel and Asantii Woulard to replace Brett Hundley.
May 6 - 9:58 PM


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