Well, that sucked.
UCLA managed to do the unthinkable — but expected — by not having any players get drafted in the 2012 NFL draft.
We’ve highlighted that this is no surprise, but that in no way alleviated the pain associated with the 2011 UCLA football team. T
The good thing: That season is now completely over, with nothing more — save for undrafted free agent Bruins, including dudes like Nelson Rosario, Cory Harkey, Derrick Coleman and a few other seniors — to come out of that team.
Of course, nothing would make us happier than to see some of our Bruins make headlines for becoming unheralded, undrafted free agents and having an impact on any NFL team. We know damn well that Nelson Rosario and Derrick Coleman are legitimate offensive threats that had some not-great seasons — due to poor offensive philosophy and bad quarterbacking — so it wouldn’t be totally crazy that they have some kind of impact after making a practice squad.
We may not have had a single Bruin drafted this year, but what makes it better is that current UCLA TE Joe Fauria and P/K Jeff Locke are both considered the top 2013 NFL draft prospects at their respective positions. Also consider that some of our seniors may make some noise throughout the season, especially if offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone and defensive coordinator Lou Spanos can rally the troops around their systems.
For now, let’s just sulk and move on and pray that our Bruins can somehow make it to the next level anyway possible.