With the deadline to declare for the NFL draft squarely in the past, college football rosters for the 2013 season are really starting to take shape. National signing day is still three weeks away, so news from the recruiting world could definitely shake things up, but depth charts across the country are settling down.
For UCLA, the first year of the Jim Mora era was a massive step in the right direction, but the Bruins will need to take another big step if they hope to contend for a Pac-12 title again in 2013.
A few key players are set to graduate, including do-everything RB Johnathan Franklin, DE Datone Jones and touchdown-magnet Y Joseph Fauria, but there are a number of important returners as well.
All-American LB Anthony Barr, All-Pac-12 OL Xavier Su'a-Filo and emerging superstar QB Brett Hundley will all suit up in the True Blue again next season. As a result, the expectations in Westwood are greatly elevated, and the hype machine in Los Angeles is already getting warmed up.
But before we can begin to predict the Bruins' fate in 2013, it's important to take a look at the personnel that Mora and Co. will have to work with. Read on for a complete projection of UCLA's two-deep depth chart for the 2013 season.
Note: These projections will only include current UCLA players and commits, though potential recruiting targets could ultimately factor in as well. Further, each player's year in school is listed for the upcoming season, not 2012. Lastly, all recruiting information is based on the 247Sports Composite Rankings unless otherwise noted.