UCLA Football: Projecting the starting lineup for the 2017 season

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After completing individual position group depth charts, Go Joe Bruin now projects the UCLA Football starting lineups based on our analysis.

We are less than a month to kickoff for the UCLA Football team and one of the biggest questions surroundings the Bruins includes, “who will start last each position?”

***ALSO SEE: UCLA Football Projected Depth Charts – Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Wide Receivers/Tight Ends, Offensive Line

Though UCLA does not release depth charts, we have based our starting lineup on our own depth charts projections.

Remember, these are just predictions. There are even a few players that have been selected as starters in this article that differ from what we had projected in our depth charts. Still, anything can happen before September 3.

Projected UCLA Football Offensive Starters

QB: Josh Rosen

RB: Bolu Olorunfunmi

Rosen starting is a given. Olorunfunmi is not a given, though his stock is rising very quickly. Many of us here at GJB had foreseen Bolu’s rise since last season. Currently, he is running with the first team in practice and it is not just because four RBs are injured. It is because he is that good.

X-WR: Jordan Lasley

Z-WR: Eldridge Massington

SLOT: Darren Andrews

TE: Austin Roberts

There needs to be consistency among the receivers and it looks like these four could help make that happen. The important thing for the Bruins is making sure the ball is thrown to the players that can catch it and make a move. Andrews is quite possibly the most consistent when it comes to that, yet all four of these receivers have shown that they have the ability to make plays.

LT: Kolton Miller

LG: Andre James

C: Scott Quessenberry

RG: Najee Toran

RT: Sunny Odogwu

Odogwu was a huge get this offseason and should make a big difference. With him coming on late, it brings depth as well as moves a few players like Kenny Lacy and Andre James back to their more natural positions. It also helps having Miller and Quessenberry return with some much needed experience.