UCLA Football Spring Showcase – Three Themes To Look For

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Nov 30, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins coach Jim Mora celebrates at the end of the game against the Southern California Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Extra Points (To Look For)

-The running game will be deep and talented. Look for Paul Perkins, Nate Starks and Craig Lee to hypnotize you with their moves.

-The offensive line is the most experienced line UCLA football has had in quite a while. Lead by soon-to-be senior Jake Brendel, the O-linemen could quite possibly be the best in the Pac-12, though that is yet to be seen. Still, if they are healthy, look for Simon Goines, Conor McDermottCaleb Benenoch and Alex Redmond to be with the first team.

-Receivers are something the Bruins have a lot of so remember these names: Jordan Payton, Devin Fuller, Mossi Johnson, Eldridge Massington, Jordan Lasley, Austin Roberts, Alex Van Dyke, just to name a few.

-And how can we forget MANFRO!!!!! That is right people, Steven Manfro is returning from injury and even though he has been limited in Spring Practice, we hope to see him in the Showcase. Specificlally, GJB writer Jake Merrifield hopes to see him in the Showcase!

Oct 19, 2013; Stanford, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins running back Steven Manfro (33) runs the ball during the second quarter against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium. Stanford won 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports