The growth and maturity of UCLA’s offensive line will go in long way in determing what quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson can do along with the Bruins’ stable of backs, and the return of sophomore guard Sean Rhyan is a big factor.

Rhyan, 6-foot-5 and 330 pounds by his own admission, was the Orange County Register’s Male Athlete of the Year when he graduated in 2018 from San Juan Hills High. He started all 12 games at left tackle for UCLA last year, becoming the first true freshman to start a season opener at tackle since Simon Goines in 2012.

Rhyan is one of only two starters returning on the offensive line, making him one of the veterans in just his second season.

That’s not necessarily a good thing.

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