The 2019 NFL Draft has come to a close and the UCLA Bruins had just one guy drafted. This was a draft in which UCLA was pretty irrelevant, which is ironic because Caleb Wilson, the last player and only Bruin drafted, is literally this year’s Mr, Irrelevant.
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 we will be updating this UDFA Tracker as information becomes available. The Bruins who could still sign include Andre James, Bolu Olorunfunmi, Wilton Speight and others, but we'll include any and all UCLA UDFA signing below as the UDFA signings are announced.
OL Andre James:
Andre James is signing with the Oakland Raiders.
More UDFA news: Colorado State WR Preston Williams, a non-Combine invite, is signing with the #Dolphins. ... #UNC DE Malik Carney to the #Lions ... McNeese State LB BJ Blunt to the #Redskins ... #UCF CB Rashard Causey to the #Falcons ... #UCLA OL Andre James to the #Raiders.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 27, 2019
This makes sense. James and Kolton Miller will be paired back together, at least for the start of training camp.
QB Wilton Speight:
Wilton Speight heads to the San Francisco 49ers.
DB Adarius Pickett:
Adarius Pickett signs with the Chicago Bears.
CB Nate Meadors:
Nate Meadors signs with the Minnesota Vikings.
UCLA corner Nate Meadors to the Minnesota Vikings, per a source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 28, 2019