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UCLA Football: Andre James Declares for the NFL Draft

Amidst the excitement of the opening of the Early Signing Period comes some bad news. UCLA tackle Andre James has declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.

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As Bruin fans everywhere anxious watch as the latest crop of new recruits officially become UCLA Bruins, there is some sad news today. UCLA offensive tackle Andre James announced today that he will forego his senior season and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.

James made the announcement on Twitter.

This is certainly disappointing. Just a few weeks ago, it looked like the Bruins were going to have their entire offensive line returning. Then, two days after being granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, Justin Murphy did an about-face and announced that he will transfer elsewhere.

Now, the line takes another blow with the loss of James.

Hopefully, Sean Rhyan will be capable of filling the very big void left by James. For now, Bruin fans are going to have to wait and see what happens.

Go Bruins!