Anyone who regularly sees UCLA defensive back Ishmael Adams play never thinks he's too small.
"I'm a big fan of guys who make plays," Bradley said.
Ishmael, listed a 5 feet 8, made one during 11-on-11 team drills at Thursday's practice. He swooped into the offensive backfield from the right, leaped and deflected a Jerry Neuheisel pass. Linebacker Kenny Young snagged the ball and went for a touchdown.
Add it to a list of Adams' moments this spring, which include outjumping Alex Van Dyke, a 6-3 receiver, for an interception last week.
"I know there are people who will say, 'He's not tall or he's not this,' but he makes up for a lot of things with his ability," Bradley said. "He's a guy who gets better because he's a guy who is intent on getting better. He makes up for things with his recognition."
It's a big reason why Adams has started 26 consecutive games for UCLA the past two seasons.
--Van Dyke missed practice after suffering a slight hamstring injury on Wednesday. Running back Craig Lee, who was also injured Wednesday, returned to drills.
--The Bruins went through a light practice without full pads Thursday. Neuheisel, running the first team, completed five of eight passes. Quarterback Asiantii Woulard, who ran the second team, completed seven of nine passes.
--Receiver Devin Fuller, who has 112 receptions in three seasons, put his skills on display during 11-on-11 work. He had two short receptions that he turned into big gains.