UCLA Football Ends The Draft With Five More Bruins Joining NFL Teams


After Jordan Payton was selected in the NFL Draft, the UCLA Football team had five more Bruins taken by NFL teams.

It was a big finish for the UCLA Football team as they had three Bruins taken in the seventh and final round of the 2016 NFL Draft, as well as having two undrafted players join NFL teams.

With the Bruins having five players selected in the first five rounds, this makes ten total Bruins getting picked up. That deserves an 8 CLAP!

LB Aaron Wallace – The Tennessee Titans started things off choosing Wallace as the first selection in Round 7 (222nd overall). Wallace was a bit under the radar when you consider all the other athletes that were coming into the draft from UCLA.

Not that Wallace is not talented (he definitely will make great addition to the Titans), but he just was not talked about. Well that changed today when his name was echoed throughout Auditorium Theater in Chicago, starting his professional football career.

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TE Thomas Duarte – Nine selections later (231st overall), the Miami Dolphins decided they wanted a part of the Bruin Revolution as they selected Duarte, the second most called upon receiver for Josh Rosen and UCLA last season. Duarte has a big frame which creates mismatches and has incredible speed for a player of his size.

WR Devin Fuller – With the 17th pick in Round 7 (238th overall), the Atlanta Falcons got themselves another receiver, one that is dependable and good in the short yardage game.

K Ka’Imi Fairbairn – The Lou Groza Award winner (for best college kicker) went undrafted, but has reportedly signed with the Houston Texans.

C Jake Brendel – Four-year starter and leader of men, Jake Brendel is returning to his home state of Texas as he has reportedly signed with the Dallas Cowboys.

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