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UCLA receiver Jordan Lasley declares for NFL draft

By in Press Enterprise on January 4, 2018

By Thuc Nhi Nguyen

UCLA wide receiver Jordan Lasley declared for the NFL draft on Wednesday, choosing to forgo his senior year after leading the Bruins in receiving yards this season.

The redshirt junior from Serra High in Gardena had 1,264 receiving yards and 69 receptions in nine games this year and was the first UCLA receiver to have back-to-back 200-yard receiving games. After returning from a three-game suspension, he had 721 receiving yards in the final four games of the year.

In his four years at UCLA, Lasley was known for big-play ability that was sometimes obscured by his hot temper. Just this year, he was relegated to the fourth-string offense during training camp, got into several scuffles with teammates on the practice field and missed four total games for disciplinary reasons. Then he turned around to catch three touchdown passes against USC and set a UCLA record for receiving yards per game (140.4).

Lasley is UCLA’s third draft-eligible junior to declare for April’s NFL draft, joining quarterback Josh Rosen and left tackle Kolton Miller.

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