This was a very solid group. It enhanced the overall depth and athleticism on the defensive line considerably.
Ainuu Taua is fun to watch. Although only 6'0" (if that), he's a ball of fury on the field. His motor is constantly running at a rapid pace. With a squat frame, he can get great leverage on the line of scrimmage. He also possesses great quickness and power.
It wouldn't be a surprise to see him contribute in some capacity as a true freshman. He's far too active to redshirt.
Matt Dickerson is a big, athletic defensive lineman with great versatility. He can play as a defensive tackle and as a big defensive end in a 3-4 alignment. He, like Taua, should play early in his UCLA career.
Jacob Tuioti-Mariner has perhaps the most upside of the signees. A former volleyball player, he's just starting to realize his potential. He plays with tremendous pursuit and energy. He's still a raw prospect in many aspects. A redshirt year in order to refine technique will do wonders for his game.
He's the type of player to check back in on down the road. His best football is likely ahead of him.
The only real loss comes in the form of Solomon Thomas. The elite defensive end out of Coppell, Texas elected to sign with Stanford over the Bruins.
The group receives an A-minus because it doesn't feature a starter from Day 1 (such as Eddie Vanderdoes or Kenny Clark).