UCLA’s Ryan Cragun Shines with Impressive Route Running in Victory Over Coastal Carolina

Redshirt Senior Receiver Discusses His Strengths in Post-Game Interview

In a thrilling matchup that saw UCLA triumph over Coastal Carolina with a final score of 27-13, redshirt senior UCLA wide receiver Ryan Cragun took center stage during his second season with the Bruins. Cragun, who had been eagerly awaiting his chance to shine, finally notched his first in-game minutes, making a significant impact on the game.

During a post-game interview with a group of reporters, Cragun opened up about his standout skill as an offensive asset: route running. David Woods of Bruin Report Online (247Sports) provided detailed insights into Cragun’s conversation with the media.

Standing tall at 6’1″ and boasting the experience of an NCAA veteran, Cragun made his presence felt on the field during the game. He recorded a single reception, covering an impressive 10 yards. This might seem like a modest contribution in the grand scheme of things, but for Cragun, it marked a significant milestone and a testament to his hard work and dedication.

Cragun’s route running ability has long been recognized as one of his key strengths. During the interview, he shared insights into what makes him such a formidable force when it comes to creating separation from defenders. His dedication to precision and craft in route running was evident in his performance on the field, where he managed to consistently outmaneuver Coastal Carolina’s defenders.

“I would say I’ve been very fortunate to have some good coaches, even from high school,” who have emphasized route-running, Cragun said. “I feel like when I got to college I was pretty prepared, in terms of route-running and stuff like that. [There’ve] been other parts of my game that I’ve had to fine-tune and even coming here, I’m still improving a lot.”

Notably, Cragun’s reception during the game showcased his ability to read the defense and adjust his route accordingly. This level of football IQ is a testament to his dedication to honing his skills during his time with the Bruins.

“There was some hype about the route-running and stuff like that, but we’ve got a lot of really good route-runners on this team, so I’m constantly picking up little things here and there from some of the other guys,” Cragun added. “I’d say you can never really arrive as a route-runner. You can always be a little bit quicker and a little bit more deceptive, things like that. So definitely something I’m always, constantly trying to improve on and work on, for sure.”

As the season progresses, Ryan Cragun’s role in the UCLA offense is expected to grow. His impressive route running, combined with his experience and dedication, makes him a valuable asset for the team. Bruins fans eagerly await more standout moments from this talented redshirt senior as he continues to make his mark on the field.

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