Let me start off by saying this—UCLA wideout Devin Lucien is an absolute stud.
Unfortunately, he broke his clavicle against the Colorado Buffaloes which ended his season early last year. But in the short time we did see him, he produced some spectacular catches (like the one pictured versus Nebraska).
When you have a guy like Lucien, who’s quick as a cat, has great bounce and stands at 6′ tall, it’s a very valuable weapon. Especially with a mastermind like Brett Hundley in control of the offense.
Lucien reminds me a lot of UCLA teammate Shaq Evans. Both Bruins have breakaway speed and great hands, which is a necessity if you’re playing WR for a standout QB like Hundley. Personally, I’m ecstatic to see a full season of Lucien and Evans because these guys are a highlight reel waiting to happen. Watching these two will be like watching Atlanta Falcons recievers Roddy White and Julio Jones, who are both vertical threats liable to explode at any minute.
For Lucien, he’ll likely be running downfield on fades or posts most of the time, though he’ll probably be targeted on slants too so he can make a play on designed dump-offs. Lucien is also a great teammate, a trait that always makes a difference on the gridiron.
The team comes first for Lucien, which means that he’ll make the extra effort to propel the Bruins to victory. Whether it’s fighting for yards after the catch or helping block downfield, you can bet Lucien will be out there trying to help the team win. It’s always nice to have that personality in your offense.
Look for Devin Lucien to be a go-to guy when UCLA needs a score. Watching Hundley throw it up top to Lucien will be a sight to see, and should be a common connection this fall. Get excited Bruin fans!