UCLA Football: Bruins going high in several mock NFL Draft lists

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With more than handful of UCLA football players going to the NFL Draft, Go Joe Bruin takes a look at several expert mock drafts to get a feel for where these Bruins could end up.

With college football season over, the next step for a few UCLA football players is the NFL Draft. In the last few weeks, four players have left the Bruins early to declare for the draft, which is in addition to five starters that are graduating with pro aspirations.

DRAFT ELIGIBLE UCLA BRUINS: QB Josh Rosen (Jr.), WR Jordan Lasley (Jr.), OT Kolton Miller (Jr.), TE Austin Roberts (Jr.), C Scott Quessenberry (grad), WR Darren Andrews (grad), DT Jacob Tuioti-Mariner (grad), LB Kenny Young (grad) and S Jaleel Wadood (grad)

But what can we realistically expect? Honestly, it is all up in the air, especially with only one sure thing in the first round. The rest of the Bruins will hopefully be linked to a pro team in the remaining six rounds.

With that in mind, we look to several mock NFL Drafts to give us an idea of where the Bruins could be heading. Unfortunately, many only project one or two rounds, so for now, let us see where a few Bruins could be heading higher in the draft.

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UCLA Football players in (mock) NFL Drafts

CBS Sports (Round 1 only)

  • Josh Rosen (QB) – #2 overall, New York Giants

ESPN – Mel Kiper (Round 1 only)

  • Josh Rosen (QB) – #2 overall, New York Giants

NBC Sports  (Round 1 only)

  • Josh Rosen (QB) – #1 overall, Cleveland Browns

Pro Football Focus (Round 1 only)

  • Josh Rosen (QB) – #5 overall, Denver Broncos

SEC Country (Round 1 only)

  • Josh Rosen (QB) – #2 overall, New York Giants

Sporting News )Round 1 only)

  • Josh Rosen (QB) – #2 overall, New York Giants
  • Kolton Miller (OT) – #27 overall, Minnesota Vikings

USA Today – Draft Wire (Rounds 1-4)

  • Josh Rosen (QB) – #1 overall, Cleveland Browns
  • Kolton Miller (OT) – #56 overall, (Rd. 2, #24) Carolina Panthers

WalterFootball.com (Rounds 1-4)

  • Josh Rosen (QB) – #2 overall, (Rd. 1) New York Giants
  • Kolton Miller (OT) – #31 overall, (Rd. 1) Philadelphia Eagles

As expected, Rosen is the only one that anyone has a realistic gauge on. It is expected that he will go high in the first round, with the majority of analysts picking him to go to the New York Giants. A few even have him going to Cleveland at #1 and as low as #5 to Denver. But who really knows?

Miller is the only other Bruin that showed up in these mock drafts. Surprisingly, a few have him going in the first round. Though not a dominating tackle (who played on the right and left side), he has the perfect frame for an O-lineman which many teams would like to grab and develop.

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Though not listed in these opinion-based mock drafts, Lasley, Quessenberry and Young, according to the writers of Go Joe Bruin, are the most likely to get drafted. We will keep you updated on all of these Bruins and where they could be headed as we get closer to the 2018 NFL Draft.