Saturday, April 29

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)

Jalen Starks started spring camp as a fullback, but his running ability was on display Tuesday. The sophomore ran down the sideline for a long touchdown toward the end of practice. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
Jalen Starks started spring camp as a fullback, but his running ability was on display Tuesday. The sophomore ran down the sideline for a long touchdown toward the end of practice. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch led an offense last year at Michigan that averaged 212.9 rushing yards and 212 passing yards a game last year. In comparison, the Bruins averaged 82.4 and 295.6 yards, respectively, last season. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch led an offense last year at Michigan that averaged 212.9 rushing yards and 212 passing yards a game last year. In comparison, the Bruins averaged 82.4 and 295.6 yards, respectively, last season. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)


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