Monday, May 29

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)

UCLA had a busy weekend at the NFL draft with Eddie Vanderdoes (47) and Fabian Moreau (10) both signing with teams. Vanderdoes will be headed to the Oakland Raiders while Moreau will be playing for the Washington Redskins. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)
UCLA had a busy weekend at the NFL draft with Eddie Vanderdoes (47) and Fabian Moreau (10) both signing with teams. Vanderdoes will be headed to the Oakland Raiders while Moreau will be playing for the Washington Redskins. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Takkarist McKinley was the fourth UCLA player in five years to be picked in the first round of the NFL draft. McKinley led the Bruins last season in tackles for loss and sacks. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Takkarist McKinley was the fourth UCLA player in five years to be picked in the first round of the NFL draft. McKinley led the Bruins last season in tackles for loss and sacks. (Owen Emerson/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)
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)

(Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)
(Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

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)


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