The 2017 NFL Draft has come to a close and the UCLA Bruins had five guys drafted. Takkarist McKinley was a first round pick of the Atlanta Falcons. Fabian Moreau and Eddie Vanderdoes were selected in the 3rd Round by the Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders, respectively. Then, today, Jayon Brown was picked in the 5th Round by the Tennessee Titans and Conor McDermott was chosen in the 6th Round by the New England Patriots.
There are other Bruins who did not hear their names called over the past three days, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t end up on NFL rosters for training camp. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that several guys could get picked up by NFL teams as undrafted free agents. To some degree, it's probably better for some players to go undrafted. It gives players their choice of which team they choose to sign with and it gives them a chance to evaluate which system they're best suited to, the roster they are trying to make and the city in which they would end up living in.
These signings will begin at any time, so make sure to check back here, as this piece will be updated as information is made available. The Bruins who could still sign include Ishmael Adams, Cameron Judge, Isaako Savaiinaea, Deon Hollins, Randall Goforth, Eli Ankou and others, but we'll include any UCLA UDFA signing below.
DT Eli Ankou:
Eli Ankou appears to be going to Houston.
Source: Eli Ankou signs as an UFA with the Houston Texans. Steal signing. #NFLDraft2017 #NFLDraft— Kristian Dyer (@KristianRDyer) April 29, 2017
LB Deon Hollins:
Deon Hollins is heading to the Denver Broncos.
UCLA outside linebacker Deon Hollins to Denver Broncos on undrafted free agent deal, per a source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 29, 2017
CB Marcus Rios:
Marcus Rios is also heading to the Denver Broncos.
Blessed to say I just signed with the DENVER BRONCOS Beyond excited to have the opportunity to play at the next level!!!...Posted by Marcus Rios on Saturday, April 29, 2017
WR Kenneth Walker III:
Kenny Walker has signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Jaguars @MylesJack see you soon bro pic.twitter.com/BbzW58YKep— Kenneth Walker III (@kdub3rd10) April 30, 2017
WR Ishmael Adams:
Ishmael Adams has signed with the Los Angeles Rams.
Thank you to the Los Angeles Rams for the opportunity. I feel blessed and highly favored by the grace of God. #GoRams https://t.co/R6c7qBvWyq— Ishmael Adams (@ishadams) April 30, 2017
CB Randall Goforth:
Randall Goforth has signed with the Eagles.
*Khaled voice* another one@LBPoly_Football alum Randall Goforth signs with the Eagles. That's three new Jackrabbit NFL products— Mike Guardabascio (@Guardabascio) April 30, 2017