In the post-2016 NFL Draft era, two more former UCLA Bruins, Alex Redmoond and Logaan Sweet, have signed with NFL teams.
If the 2016 NFL Draft was not already a blast for the UCLA Football team, it got even better on Sunday when two more Bruins were able to sign with NFL teams.
By Saturday night on Day 3 of the draft, UCLA had eight players selected (the most in the Jim Mora era) and two go undrafted, yet signed, for a total of 10 Bruins heading to the NFL. BOOM!
As of midday on Sunday, that number jumped up to 12 as OG Alex Redmond and WR Logan Sweet had their NFL dreams come true as they signed with the Cincinnati Bengals and the Indianapolis Colts, respectively.
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Redmond was the last of the Bruins that were expected to get signed. He had left UCLA early (literally half a week before the Bruin’s bowl game in December) to pursue his dream. Though it looked bleak for him on Saturday after going undrafted, Redmond got the good news on Sunday that he will be heading to Cincinnati.
Redmond was a three-year starter that helped solidify an offensive line that sorely needed to be patched up. In his three years, he has helped the line improve in pass protection and sacks allowed.
Sweet was a bit of a surprise. He was a seldom used receiver that played on special teams and was a back up for the Bruins in 2015. He had 3 receptions for 27 yards. Sweet ended his career with 124 yards on 9 receptions and 1 touchdown.
Congratulations Redmond and Sweet, you also have made it to the League! Go Bruins!