UCLA OL Kolton Miller declares for NFL draft


While it’s widely expected that quarterback Josh Rosen will leave college early for the NFL, he isn’t the first UCLA player to make that decision public. One of his blockers beat him to the punch.

Offensive tackle Kolton Miller, a redshirt junior, announced his intentions to turn pro on Tuesday night by signing with a sports agency.

Adding another @UCLAFootball standout to our #NFLDraft class, proud to welcome Kolton Miller to the #OctagonFamily !! pic.twitter.com/pb1JexjntQ

— Octagon Football (@OctagonFootball) January 2, 2018

The 6’8”, 310-pound Miller started 23 games for UCLA including all 13 this past season, his first at left tackle. He played right tackles in his first 2 years, including in 2016 when he suffered a broken leg midway through the season.

Miller’s departure means UCLA will be replacing 3 starters on the offensive line along with graduating center Scott Quessenberry and graduating left guard Najee Toran.

The post UCLA OL Kolton Miller declares for NFL draft appeared first on Diehards.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Supply, demand and Super Bowl create perfect storm for Minneapolis hotels
Supply, demand and Super Bowl create perfect storm for Minneapolis hotels

According to a Kayak.com search Monday afternoon, the closest hotel to U.S. Bank Field in Minneapolis with availability on Super Bowl weekend is a Days Inn in St. Paul about five miles from the stadium. TripAdvisor.com ranks it as No. 14 out of 16 St. Paul hotels, with user-submitted reviews mentioning a host of unsavory activities and a permanently...
Shut out in 2014, US speedskaters modify suits, training and expectations
Shut out in 2014, US speedskaters modify suits, training and expectations

The speedskaters summoned to Santa Rosa, California, last spring for the U.S. Olympic team’s annual strength and conditioning camp found a curious item on their schedules: a tai chi lesson. Unsure of how the skaters would react, Shane Dormer, the team’s sports science director, watched the first session with some apprehension. “We...
With 4 babies on tour, the US Ski Team resembles a nursery
With 4 babies on tour, the US Ski Team resembles a nursery

Diaper bags and baby backpacks are in just as much demand as skis, boots and poles on the U.S. Alpine team this season. So is a good night's sleep.  Four members of the men's squad — two skiers and two coaches — welcomed newborns into their families in the offseason. Add in Andrew Weibrecht's daughter, Adalina, who was born two years...
Miami’s Berrios on mission to silence critics ahead of NFL draft
Miami’s Berrios on mission to silence critics ahead of NFL draft

The challenge came so subtly, that perhaps, only Braxton Berrios perceived it as such. While most of his Hurricanes teammates and coaches celebrated the string of straight A's he'd accumulated during his first months at Miami at a team meeting, a passing comment was made.  Yes, the grades were impressive. But it wasn't like Berrios was pursuing...
The Doug Pederson hire: Who's laughing now?
The Doug Pederson hire: Who's laughing now?

We laughed. We all laughed, at least a little.  Two Januarys ago, when Jeffrey Lurie told us he had hired Doug Pederson because, unlike Chip Kelly, Pederson had an "open heart" and "emotional intelligence," we snickered, and we shook our heads, and we rolled our eyes. Were the Eagles getting a coach or a nursemaid?  We're...
More Stories