Tuesday, July 25

Junior quarterback Josh Rosen threw less than 20 passes in Saturday's Spring Showcase, good for one touchdown and an interception. His name came to coach Jim Mora's mind as he rattled off who he thought would have been the most valuable spring practice participant. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
Junior quarterback Josh Rosen threw less than 20 passes in Saturday's Spring Showcase, good for one touchdown and an interception. His name came to coach Jim Mora's mind as he rattled off who he thought would have been the most valuable spring practice participant. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Defensive end Takkarist McKinley is likely to be the first Bruin off the draft board at Thursday night's NFL draft. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Defensive end Takkarist McKinley is likely to be the first Bruin off the draft board at Thursday night's NFL draft. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA football coach Jim Mora announced that there would be a live, full-contact game during the Bruins' Spring Showcase on Saturday, calling it a great way for them to end a productive spring. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin senior staff)
UCLA football coach Jim Mora announced that there would be a live, full-contact game during the Bruins' Spring Showcase on Saturday, calling it a great way for them to end a productive spring. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior cornerback Nate Meadors leads the Bruin’s young secondary corps after redshirt senior Fabian Moreau left the group without a senior leader. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Bruins seeking to overcome inexperience at cornerback spot

The most experienced of the bunch still wears braces. That’s how young UCLA’s cornerbacks are. With the departure of Fabian Moreau, a likely high-round pick in this spring’s NFL draft, junior cornerback Nate Meadors – who said after Wednesday’s practice that he expects to get the braces off next month – has been thrust into a leadership role. Read more...

Junior cornerback Nate Meadors leads the Bruin’s young secondary corps after redshirt senior Fabian Moreau left the group without a senior leader. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Linebacker Josh Woods (2) stood out on defense in Wednesday's practice. The junior said that he has gained a lot of leg strength over the offseason, and his mobility was on display. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Linebacker Josh Woods (2) stood out on defense in Wednesday's practice. The junior said that he has gained a lot of leg strength over the offseason, and his mobility was on display. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Last season, then-sophomore running back Soso Jamabo played in 11 games, including five starts. Jamabo led the team with 321 yards on the ground. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Last season, then-sophomore running back Soso Jamabo played in 11 games, including five starts. Jamabo led the team with 321 yards on the ground. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin senior staff)

During his first spring practice at UCLA, offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch did not want to label his offense. He said the plan for the stagnant running game was to jumpstart it with some big plays. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin senior staff)
During his first spring practice at UCLA, offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch did not want to label his offense. He said the plan for the stagnant running game was to jumpstart it with some big plays. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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