So, there were no players from UCLA Football chosen in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. No problem! You see, these Bruins, who may not be the most elite at their position, are team players that got things done as a unit. We have seen that in the last three years since head coach Jim Mora took over. Individually though, some NFL teams are missing out.
Sure there was a record 9 players chosen from the Pac-12 Conference, but from that group, six of them lost to the Bruins last season. Three of those were Trojans.
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Now look, I am not denying that these players are not elite. Marcus Mariota, Leonard Williams and Shaq Thompson are just a few guys that made the Pac-12 the elite conference it is. If any of these players decided to choose a different path during their college recruitment and make the right choice to be Bruins, I would have taken them in a heart beat. Unfortunately, that is not the case.
Still, IT IS ONLY THE FIRST ROUND! We have six more to go! The NFL Draft is a marathon and we have two more days of this. That is where the UCLA Football will make their mark.
Brett Hundley, Eric Kendricks and Owamagbe Odighizuwa were thought to make it into the first round of the draft by a few experts, but they were not overwhelming selections for most. Now the second day, that is where the Bruin Revolution will take over. Just watch.
Worry not Bruin fans, your boys will get selected and go on to have fantastic careers.
Why? Because they are Bruins. Get some sleep, UCLA fans. We do it again tomorrow.
Nov 22, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley (17) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Southern California Trojans during the second half at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports