UCLA goes back to the transfer portal for intra-conference offensive lineman
UCLA was after Scottsdale, Arizona, product Jaylan Jeffers in the 202 class when he was coming out of high school, but the 6-foot-5 offensive lineman chose to go to Oregon.
After playing just 10 offensive snaps in his first two seasons with the Ducks, Jeffers entered the transfer portal in early April. On Thursday, he announced his new home. As it turns out, UCLA was just as interested in his services a second time.
— Jaylan Jeffers (@jaylan_jeffers) April 28, 2022
Jeffers is the second offensive lineman to transfer into the program this offseason, joining former Rutgers lineman Raiqwon O’Neal. He’ll look to provide depth in that group.
A former 3-star prospect, Jeffers ranked as the 532nd overall prospect in his class and the 42nd-best tackle, per the 247 Composite.
Here’s what 247 analyst Blair Angulo had to say of Jeffers’ game coming out of high school:
Well-proportioned frame with broad shoulders and long arms. Carries 275 pounds with ease and room to add mass while maintaining flexibility. Strong at the point of attack and plays with a mean streak. Keeps legs churning through contact. Opens running lanes by pushing defenders back. Quick to react off the snap, although not overly explosive out of his stance. Agile enough to consistently reach the second level, but can make improvements. Potential multi-year starter at the Power Five level and should draw looks from NFL Draft scouts.