Standout UCLA tight end Greg Dulcich declares for 2022 NFL Draft
The Bruins will lose their top two pass-catchers this offseason.
A day after wideout Kyle Philips declared for the NFL Draft, tight end Greg Dulcich announced he’ll do the same.
Thank you UCLA! 💙💛 pic.twitter.com/SQfmIjmwZm
— Greg Dulcich (@Greg_Dulcich) January 5, 2022
“Thank you to Coach Kelly and Coach Sage for taking a chance on a walk-on and believing in me as a player and as a man, I would not be where I am today without you,” Dulcich wrote on Twitter. “To my teammates, not only are you my best friends, you are my brothers for life. I love you all and will forever cherish the memories we have made together. To Bruin Nation, thank you so much for all the love and support these past four years. My experienced at UCLA is something I wouldn’t trade for the world.”
The Glendale, California, native started his career as a walk-on, but in 2020 and 2021 he blossomed into a full-blown stalwart for the Bruins.
Dulcich had just nine catches in 14 appearances through his first two seasons with the program. In 2020, he led the team in receiving yardage despite 12 fewer catches than Philips, who led the team in that category. Philips took 38 catches for 370 yards while Dulcich proved the big-play threat. He caught 26 balls for 517 yards (19.9 per catch) and five scores.
This past season, he caught 42 balls for 725 yards and five more scores. No tight end in the conference produced more yards, and only Utah’s Dalton Kincaid and Brant Kuithe caught more touchdowns than Dulcich.
ESPN’s Todd McShay has Dulcich as his 11th-ranked tight end.
For the Bruins, this offseason will certainly feature a changing of the guard. Philips and Dulcich were No. 1 and 2 in terms of receptions and yards both this season and last season. In 2021, the duo combined for 101 receptions and 1,464 yards. No one else had more than 300 yards receiving.