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Biggest impact players for UCLA: No. 3, RB Jordon James

Jordon James has been stuck. The senior UCLA running back spent two seasons stuck behind Johnathan Franklin and most of last stuck one the sideline with an ankle injury. For a brief moment last season he had nothing stopping him and he was fifth in the nation in total rushing yards going into Pac-12 play.  With the plans to make Brett Hundley more of a pass-first quarterback, it...
Via Fox Sports West
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Two true freshman starting on UCLA's offensive line

LOS ANGELES UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone typically starts out his weekly media session with a joke. He once pretended to hawk a juice cleanse system and this week, he acted like a politician discussing Obamacare and the government "lockout." Mazzone did manage to throw in one more joke this time football-related about the two true freshmen offensive linemen...
Via Fox Sports West
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

The Mayor Comes To Town.

Johnathan Franklin is UCLA's single-season and all-time rushing leader on top of being one of the best Bruins to ever lace 'em up. After his excellent debut with the Packers a couple of weeks ago, I wanted to add his John Hancock to my PC.For less than half a blaster I landed my first Franklin auto, and it's on-card to boot. He inscribed his number 23, which helps to...
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

UCLA's keys to success: No. 4, Jordon James

Johnathan Franklin is gone. There is no looking back. There is also no heir apparent at the running back position. Instead, head coach Jim Mora and offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone have maintained that they will use a "running back by committee" approach, with Jordon James, Malcolm Jones, Stephen Manfro and Paul Perkins all getting downs. Damien Thigpen will also be...
Via Fox Sports West
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

#56 Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, UCLA

#56 Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, UCLA HGT: 6-4 WGT: 310  Bio: Xavier returned to UCLA for the 2012 season after serving a two-year Mormon mission … Re-enrolled in school for the 2012 Winter Quarter … Has started all 27 games in his career as a Bruin. 2012- Starter in all 14 games at left guard … Also saw some action at left tackle during the year … Helped pave the way for running...
Via Beyond the Combine
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

#56 Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, UCLA

#56 Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, UCLA HGT: 6-4 WGT: 310  Bio: Xavier returned to UCLA for the 2012 season after serving a two-year Mormon mission … Re-enrolled in school for the 2012 Winter Quarter … Has started all 27 games in his career as a Bruin. 2012- Starter in all 14 games at left guard … Also saw some action at left tackle during the year … Helped pave the way for running...
Via Beyond the Combine
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

What to watch as UCLA opens fall camp

UCLA is set to open training camp Wednesday at Cal State San Bernardino. With the season around the corner, here are five things to watch for in camp. The Running Back Race UCLA's record-setting tailback Johnathan Franklin is gone, and there is no heir apparent. Mora has said he will use a "running back by committee" approach with dual-threat quarterback Brett Hundley...
Via Fox Sports West
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

What to watch as UCLA opens fall camp

UCLA is set to open training camp Wednesday at Cal State San Bernardino. With the season around the corner, here are five things to watch for in camp. The Running Back Race UCLA's record-setting tailback Johnathan Franklin is gone, and there is no heir apparent. Mora has said he will use a "running back by committee" approach with dual-threat quarterback Brett Hundley...
Via Fox Sports West
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: UCLA QB Brett Hundley Scouting Report

QB Brett Hundley UCLA (RS) Sophomore 6′ 3″ 227 lbs Strengths: While Brett Hundley may have only been a redshirt freshman last season, he already has shown poise and confidence when coming under pressure. Hundley saw a lot of pressure in his face last season, and much of that can be credited to poor offensive line play. But even when the rush came right at him, he showed remarkable...
Via thepigskinreport.com
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers Rookie Running Back Johnathan Franklin Says Tim Tebow Is His Role Model

Based on the Journal Sentinel’s profile on Johnathan Franklin, the Packers rookie running back seems like a pretty interesting fella. He has aspirations to be Mayor of Los Angeles, his favorite foods are macaroni and cheese and collared greens and he enjoys watching tennis greats Roger Federer and Novak Djokavic. Oh, also, his role model is Tim Tebow. Wait, what? That’s right...
Via NESN.com
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Franklin Offers Change of Pace from Lacy

After selecting Eddie Lacy, Packers general manager Ted Thompson didn’t stop at one running back in the NFL Draft. Trading up to get UCLA’s Johnathan Franklin in the fourth round, he found the Packers a well-rounded player and person.
Via gnb.scout.com
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Get Bold and Trade Up for Johnathan Franklin

All of a sudden Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson is deal-maker as the normally conservative head cheese made his fourth trade of the 2013 NFL Draft today, this time though, he traded up, moving back into the fourth round to select UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin. The Packers addressed the running back position yesterday in the second round with the addition of...
Via PPR Fantasy Football
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Franklin Found Jesus Through Janitor

The Packers add another standout running back in UCLA's remarkable Johnathan Franklin by trading back into the fourth round. Here is our story on Franklin from before the draft.
Via gnb.scout.com
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Franklin Joins Jones in Green Bay

UCLA's all-time leading rusher, Johnathan Franklin, was drafted by the Green Bay Packers on Saturday with the 28th pick in the 4th round...
Via ucla.scout.com
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Second-Round

by Joe Garcia (Twitter)    Pick     Team            Player                           Position         School  1.  JAC  Geno Smith   QB  West Virginia   2.  SF  Margus Hunt  DE  SMU  Via (KC)  3.  PHI  Jonathan Cyprien   FS  Florida Int.  4.  DET  Menelik Watson ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Sleepers: Johnathan Franklin, Quanterus Smith, and Rogers Gaines

Well, the day is finally here. Today is the beginning of the 2013 NFL Draft. As a NFL nut, this is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only today with the first round, but I also enjoy the next two days. The later rounds in the draft are much more faster paced, there are many trades, and it is fun to see where my sleeper picks end up. These are the last of my sleepers for the...
Via Total Sports Blog
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Barr skips NFL fame, aiming for Heisman

LOS ANGELES -- This weel, while UCLA is watching the NFL Draft to see where running back Johnathan Franklin goes, whether or not defensive end Datone Jones sneaks into the first round or if tight end Joseph Fauria is the sleeper that he is predicted to be, there will be one key player noticeably absent from Radio City Music Hall: linebacker Anthony Barr. Barr, who's stock took...
Via Fox Sports West
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

UCLA’s Johnathan Franklin Could Be The First RB Taken

Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net reports that “a number of teams” have UCLA’s Johnathan Franklin ranked as the No. 1 running back in this year’s draft class. Pauline adds that Franklin is drawing comparisons to Frank Gore and Doug Martin from NFL evaluators. Jason La Canfora also mentioned that he believes Franklin will be the first running back to come off the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

UCLA Football: A Look At Pitt RB Rushel Shell, Who May Transfer To UCLA

If you didn't know, UCLA football is currently thin as hell at running back, thanks to the departure of perhaps the greatest ball-carrier in UCLA history in Johnathan Franklin. Franklin leaves behind a running back corps filled with talent but riddled by inexperience. And while that won't get alleviated immediately, it's not as if the issue gets better automatically...
Via Bruins Blue Digest
April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Podcast: Former UCLA Running Back discusses his college career, the draft and his ...

(Photo Courtesy: USA Today) (Follow Aaron on Twitter @Aaron_Torres) With the Final Four behind us, it’s now time to turn our attention back to football and ahead to the NFL Draft, which incredibly is now just a few short weeks away. And when it comes to the draft, few players are moving up team’s Big Boards more quickly than former UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin...
Via Aaron Torres Sports
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers 2013 Draft – UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin Scouting Report Profile

The Pittsburgh Steelers had UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin in for a pre draft visit on Thursday, and once again, our scouting buddy Dave-Te' Thomas was kind enough to give us his detailed scouting report profile on him, which you can read below. Make sure to listen to the latest episode of the podcast as we had Thomas on for nearly a full hour talking about the Steelers...
Via Steelers Depot
April 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Bring In UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin & TCU WR Josh Boyce For Pre Draft Visits On Thursday

As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers are hosting UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin and TCU wide receiver Josh Boyce for pre draft visits on Thursday, according to Bob Labriola on Twitter Franklin played in 14 games last season, as the senior set a school season-record with 1,734 yards rushing, placing second on the Bruins’ annual chart with 282 carries (6.15 ypc) while running...
Via Steelers Depot
April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers To Bring In UCLA RB Johnathan Franklin For Pre Draft Visit On Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers will almost certainly be looking to draft a running back later this month in NFL draft and Tony Pauline reports Wednesday on Twitter that UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin will be making a pre draft visit to Pittsburgh on Thursday. In his four years at UCLA, Franklin rushed for 4,403 yards on 788 carries and had 31 touchdowns. He also recorded 58 catches...
Via Steelers Depot
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Franklin Shines, Thanks to Jesus and Janitor

With exactly one month until the start of the draft, we kick off a series introducing you to the players you need to know. Leading off is UCLA's remarkably versatile running back Johnathan Franklin, who found an unusual catalyst to jump-start a big senior season.
Via gnb.scout.com
March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

UCLA Well Represented at NFL Combine

UCLA defensive end Datone Jones, running back Johnathan Franklin and offensive lineman Jeff Baca head a group of six Bruins in Indianapolis this week for the NFL Scouting Combine. FoxSportsNext's Jamie Newberg gives his scouting report on each...
Via ucla.scout.com
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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