With the NFL draft slated to begin Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET, the dreams of many will be realized. In terms of former UCLA football players, Anthony Barr and Xavier Su'a-Filo will likely find themselves in the first round.
What about the Bruins on the current roster? Which ones are regarded as future NFL draft choices?
Jim Mora and his staff have done a masterful job of building viable depth from within the program. Multiple underclassmen—such as Poasi Moala, Alex Redmond, Tahaan Goodman, Craig Lee and Caleb Benenoch—have the potential to play at the highest level one day.
There are also multiple upperclassmen with the ability to be NFL players in the future. Owamagbe Odighizuwa, Eric Kendricks, Randall Goforth, Devin Lucien, Kenny Orjioke, Malcolm Bunche and Ellis McCarthy (among others) all figure into this mix.
This piece will rank the top five Bruins in terms of NFL potential. These rankings will primarily be based on potential draft position. Both production on the collegiate level and overall potential go into this list. A player without any collegiate experience will not appear.
Here's a look at the top five NFL prospects on the roster for the UCLA Bruins.