UCLA BRUINS
2014 College Football Early Preview
OFFENSE - 9
------RETURNING STARTERS------
DEFENSE - 7
KEY LOSSES
OFFENSE: Shaquelle Evans-WR, Darius Bell-WR, Xavier Su'a-Filo-OG (NFL)
DEFENSE: Seali'i Epenesa-DT, Cassius Marsh-DE, Keenan Graham-DE, Jordan Zumwalt-ILB, Anthony Barr-OLB, Brandon Sermons-CB
QB Brett Hundley
Quarterback / Secondary

Brett Hundley is critical to every element of the Bruins' offense. The quarterback leads the team in both rushing and passing. Only a junior-to-be, Hundley has put UCLA in a great position to finally compete for a Pac 12 crown. If his progress continues Hundley will likely be ranked right there with Oregon's Marcus Mariota as the best gunslinger on the West Coast. The pass defense hasn't been stellar, but it hasn't been bad either. With so many veterans returning this should be the season this unit puts it all together.

Defensive Line / Pass Blocking

Shutting down the run has probably been the Bruins worst aspect, at least statistically. Before they can take the next step forward coaches will have to address this issue hard during the off-season with a few new faces on the defensive line. This faction gets even more urgent considering stud All-American linebacker Anthony Barr graduates. UCLA had a miserable time protecting their quarterback last year. While the offensive line should not be a cause for concern with most all of its parts coming back they at least need to give Hundley some more time to work his magic.

LB Myles Jack
* DEPTH CHARTS were only designed as a simplistic gauge for listing players that departed and players that received the most playing experience (consistent starters). NationalChamps.net recognizes the importance of missing personnel data not listed such as redshirts, transfers, injuries, incoming recruits, back ups and alternates. Their coverage will begin with our full 2014 Preseason Preview due out this coming spring.
UCLA 2014 DEPTH CHART
Returning Starters/
Key Players
OFFENSE
QB Brett Hundley-Jr Jerry Neuheisel-So
FB Phillip Ruhl-Sr Nate Iese-So
RB Paul Perkins-So Jordon James-Sr / Myles Jack-So
WR Jordan Payton-Jr Darren Andrews-So
WR Devin Lucien-Jr Jalen Ortiz-So
WR Thomas Duarte-So ..
F Devin Fuller-Jr Brandon Willis-Sr (TE)
OT Simon Goines-Jr ..
OG Scott Quessenberry-So ..
C Jake Brendel-Jr ..
OG Alex Redmond-So ..
OT Caleb Benenoch-So Torian White-Jr
K Ka'imi Fairbairn-Jr ..
 
UCLA 2014 DEPTH CHART
Returning Starters/
Key Players
DEFENSE
DE Ellis McCarthy-Jr Eddie Vanderdoes-So
DT Kenny Clark-So ..
DE .. ..
OLB Myles Jack-So Aaron Wallace-Jr
ILB Ryan Hofmeister-Sr (ST) Jayon Brown-So
ILB Eric Kendricks-Sr Isaako Savaiinaea-So
OLB Kenny Orjioke-Jr ..
CB Fabian Moreau-Jr ..
CB Ishmael Adams-Jr ..
S Anthony Jefferson-Sr Tahaan Goodman-So
S Randall Goforth-Jr ..
P Sean Covington-So ..

 

 

UCLA 2014 SCHEDULE

8-30-14 at Virginia
9-6-14 MEMPHIS
9-13-14 Texas @Arlington, TX
TBA ARIZONA
TBA OREGON
TBA STANFORD
TBA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
TBA UTAH
TBA at Arizona State
TBA at California
TBA at Colorado
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