Caleb Benenoch to Forego His Senior Season with UCLA Football


UCLA Football junior tackle Caleb Benenoch will skip his final year of eligibility and declare for the NFL Draft.

In another of many expected defections from UCLA Football, offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch has declared for the 2016 NFL Draft and will miss out on his final year of eligibility.

Benenoch was a huge get for UCLA back when he committed as a 4-star O-lineman out of Katy, Texas in 2013. In his time at UCLA, he had started every game he played in those three years.

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Benenoch had been shuffled around the line to help out with injuries, but has primarily played right tackle. This season he played the majority of the seaosn on the right side and should be evaluated for the NFL as such.

This is the second offensive lineman to leave UCLA Football in the last two weeks. Just days before the Bruin’s match-up in the Foster Farms Bowl against Nebraska, Alex Redmond had left the team and signed with an agent for the NFL Draft, though his situation may have more to do with academics.

This clearly does not help the Bruin’s depth on the line epspecially with center Jake Brendel also leaving, though he has completed his four years of eligibility and will graduate from UCLA.

Benenoch is also the fifth Bruin junior to opt out of his final season of eligibility as Kenneth Clark, Myles Jack and Paul Perkins will all forego their senior season along with Benenoch and Redmond.

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Currently, the Bruins have two players committed to the 2016 recruiting class, OG Mike Alves and OT Alex Akingbulu.

Good luck, Benenoch and Go Bruins!