The UCLA Bruins offensive line bolstered their depth and star power with the announcement from former Villanova offensive lineman, Paul Grattan, that he’ll be joining UCLA as a grad transfer.
Per NCAA guidelines, a grad transfer will be eligible to play immediately, and he brings with him one year left of eligibility.
He has positional versatility, playing guard and center during his time at Villanova. He was a Freshman All-American from his 2017 season and he led the Wildcats in their journey up into the FCS ranks.
At 6’4, 300 pounds, he is a former three-year starter with 34 career starts under his belt upon his exit from ‘Nova.
He finished his career at Villanova with another honor, a First-Team All-Colonial Athletic Association nomination and has even garnered late-round NFL draft consideration for his work. NFL Draft Diamonds site said:
“He can play multiple positions on the offensive line, and that will impress NFL teams. Versatility is key at the next level and Grattan can play both guard positions and center. He reminds me of Gino Gradkowski the former Delaware Blue Hen that was drafted a few years back by the Ravens. Keep an eye on him.”
Left guard absolutely seems to be a great fit for him and for the Bruins as there is clearly a need there.
If there is a season to be played, look out for Grattan’s immediate impact on the offense.
Welcome to the west coast. Welcome to UCLA!