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Josh Rosen | Quarterback

Team: UCLA Bruins
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210

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Recent News analyst Daniel Jeremiah compares UCLA junior QB Josh Rosen to New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.
"Both of them are streaky passers capable of playing at a high level," Jeremiah wrote. "They can throw with touch and timing while also possessing enough arm strength to fit balls into tight windows in the middle of the field." The analyst noted that Rosen "has the purest throwing motion I've seen in a long time" and is "silky smooth" with "a very quick release." As for areas of improvement, Jeremiah wants to see Rosen be more responsible with the football. "He'll force balls into coverage or throw blindly at times," Jeremiah wrote. Jun 22 - 3:17 PM

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An AFC exec said UCLA junior QB Josh Rosen's technique is "gorgeous."

"He’s the prettiest (of the 2018 quarterbacks)—gorgeous, just gorgeous," the exec said. "He has to find a way to prove he’s a good kid and can stay healthy and has a passion for the game. He has everything else." An AFC college scouting director interviewed by MMQB's Albert Breer agreed that Rosen looks the most natural of the '18 quarterbacks. "Every ball spins beautifully," one of his coaches said.
Source: MMQB
Jun 20 - 12:51 PM analyst Bucky Brooks reports that UCLA junior QB Josh Rosen (shoulder) "passed every physical test with flying colors" at the Elite 11 finals over the weekend.

Rosen was a college counselor at the event, but he threw and worked out. Brooks liked what he saw. "He is unquestionably one of the best passers I've seen in my 20-plus years in scouting," he wrote. "From his flawless footwork and mechanics to his rare ability to change ball speed and trajectories, Rosen can make every throw in the book with minimal effort. He can fire a fastball between multiple defenders at intermediate range or toss a rainbow to a receiver 45 yards down the field on a post-corner route with a feathery touch." He concluded: "Rosen is a top talent on his sheer passing ability and his rise will continue if he checks the boxes in two critical areas: injury history and football character." A shoulder injury cut Rosen's 2016 season in half. colleague Daniel Jeremiah compares Rosen to New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.
Jun 14 - 2:52 PM analyst Daniel Jeremiah compares UCLA junior QB Josh Rosen to New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.

"In terms of how he's played the position, and maybe even athletically a little bit, I wrote down Eli Manning," Jeremiah said. Rosen threw for 3,670 passing yards and 23 touchdowns as a freshman in 2015 but regressed in 2016, largely due to a shoulder injury that cut his season in half. "He's got a firm base. You see him climb up in the pocket, and he is smooth and easy. You talk about a natural throwing motion, he's outstanding, and he's aware," Jeremiah said. "I thought he got a little bit greedy at times when he could have taken some (completions) underneath, but he does a nice job of keeping his eyes up under pressure. He needs to do a better job of giving up on a play. He takes some unnecessary sacks because of that."
May 23 - 4:00 PM

Per analyst Bucky Brooks, NFL scouts have "concerns" about UCLA junior QB Josh Rosen's "prickly personality and leadership skills based on interactions with teammates and coaches during his tenure."

The analyst mentions that there are also concerns about Rosen's arm strength and durability after he missed the Bruins' final six games with a shoulder injury. On the field, though, Brooks likes what he sees. "The 6-4, 218-pound junior is everything that coaches and scouts covet in a traditional pocket passer," Brooks wrote. "Rosen can make every throw in the book with pinpoint placement and accuracy while also showing a feathery touch."
May 18 - 2:40 PM

An NFC area scout ranks UCLA QB Josh Rosen as the No. 4 draft-eligible quarterback prospect in the nation.

The scout puts Rosen behind Sam Darnold, Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson. "Rosen has huge talent and lacks intangibles," the scout told Walter Football's Charlie Campbell. "He is a prototypical pocket guy. I love his talent, but his own teammates don't like him. Being a prick is one thing, but there aren't many quarterbacks who stick around long-term and are successful that couldn't get along well with their teammates." Right or wrong, Rosen's character has been under attack recently as the NFL turns their attention to the 2018 draft crop. The MMQB's Albert Breer spoke to an AFC executive earlier this month who called Rosen a "mess" off the field.
May 16 - 2:47 PM

UCLA junior QB Josh Rosen (shoulder) completed 14-of-18 passes for 83 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the team's spring game.

The numbers themselves are not particularly meaningful -- though it was nice to see Rosen putting the ball on the money -- but perhaps the best takeaway for the Bruins when it comes to their star junior this spring is that Rosen has shown no signs of physical setback with his surgically-repaired shoulder. It would appear that he will be a full-go for August camp as he looks to put his best foot forward in 2017, before a potential declaration for the 2018 NFL Draft.
May 6 - 12:26 PM

The MMQB's Albert Breer spoke to one AFC executive who called UCLA QB Josh Rosen a "mess" off the field.

On top off that statement, the exec notes Rosen is coming off a shoulder injury. "He needs to grow up, but the talent is off the charts," the NFL evaluator told Breer. As always keep this note in mind on anonymous quotes on a prospect's personality: you are trusting a person you have never met describing another person you've never met. It is stunning that an executive feels the need to put this information out there less than a week after the 2017 NFL Draft.
Source: The MMQB
May 4 - 10:39 AM

In his first 2018 mock draft, FOX Sports' Dieter Kurtenbach pegs UCLA junior QB Josh Rosen to the Bills with the No. 7 pick.

"The Bills move on from Tyrod Taylor and go with Rosen, who showed flashes of greatness when he was healthy at UCLA," explains Kurtenbach. While the 6-foot-4, 210-pound Rosen has the potential to land as a top-10 pick, he still has questions to shore up on multiple fronts during the coming season. Among those, he is coming off of shoulder surgery (reportedly healthy this spring) and will need to show off more consistency than we have seen thus far in his young career). Those "flashes" that Kurtenbach references might need to turn into full-fledged fireworks in 2017 if Rosen is to live up to the immense hype heaped upon him out of high school.
Source: FOX Sports
Apr 30 - 3:57 PM

UCLA junior QB Josh Rosen (shoulder) said that he felt good after participating in spring practice on Tuesday.

Rosen was sidelined in early October this past season due to a shoulder injury which eventually required surgery. Said the 6-foot-4, 210-pounder of his work during Tuesday's practice, "I felt really good. It's been awhile since I've played football. I've been throwing routes throughout the winter during the rehab process, but it's cool to do it full speed with all the guys on the field." Bruins HC Jim Mora indicated that he "didn't notice [Rosen] favoring anything or wincing or doing anything" and added that his star pupil "looked normal." Rosen will be eligible for the draft following the 2017 season and has plenty of potential for a high selection, but we would like to see a full, strong campaign from the gunslinger before anointing him as a lock first-rounder. For now, a very likely one.
Apr 4 - 8:57 PM

UCLA junior QB Josh Rosen (shoulder) took part in the Bruins' first practice of the spring on Tuesday.

Rosen suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in early October, one which ultimately required surgery. So far, so good on the recovery front, it would appear. Expect the Bruins to treat their star junior with kid gloves early, as 2017 will be a huge season for both team and player. Rosen entered the collegiate ranks as a five-star recruit and proceeded to throw for 3,669 yards with a 23/11 TD/INT ratio as a freshman, but wobbled to start his sophomore year in 2016 (59.3% completions, 10/5 TD/INT ratio in six games), even before the injury. If he can put everything together in 2017, he has the potential to land as the No. 1 overall pick should he declare for the 2018 draft.
Apr 4 - 4:14 PM

UCLA sophomore QB Josh Rosen will enter the 2017 season with his third offensive coordinator in three years.

UCLA parted ways with Kennedy Polamalu after the school's 4-8 season, which featured a limited Rosen due to a shoulder injury. Rosen is widely viewed as a premier quarterback prospect, but a lost 2016 season puts plenty of pressure on the 2017 campaign.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 09:18:00 AM

UCLA sophomore QB Josh Rosen expects to fully recover from right shoulder surgery, and head coach Jim Mora reiterated that statement.

As you know, Rosen has been sidelined since October 8. He underwent surgery on Monday for a soft tissue injury. A timetable for the offseason, in terms of practice and recovery, is not available at this time. This will certainly pop up as a topic of discussion during the 2017 season, after which Rosen will be draft eligible.
Source: Daily Bruin
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 08:03:00 AM

A UCLA spokesman confirmed that sophomore QB Josh Rosen (shoulder) will miss the remainder of the 2016 season.

On Tuesday, HC Jim Mora would not rule Rosen out for the year, but any potential return was always going to be long shot. A return in 2016 is no longer in the cards. Rosen is not scheduled to undergo surgery. Most encouragingly, UCLA's spokesman indicated that the star-crossed sophomore does not have nerve damage in his shoulder. While there is no timetable for Rosen's return, a more clear picture of his health should begin to emerge in the offseason. As for the remainder of the current campaign, Mike Fafaul will finish out as quarterback starter for UCLA's final three games.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 12:15:00 PM

UCLA HC Jim Mora would not rule out the possibility of sophomore QB Josh Rosen (shoulder) returning before the end of the season.

Multiple reports on Tuesday have UCLA shutting down Rosen for UCLA's final four games of the season due to a shoulder injury with possible nerve damage. Mora indicated that there is no such damage in his sophomore gunslinger's shoulder, though, and said. "I would put nothing past Josh with regards to what his future this year looks like." Stranger things have happened, but we think Mora might just be yelling at the rain, here. UCLA is 3-5 on the season. There is no reason, at all, to risk Rosen's health for what is essentially a cooked campaign at this point. Mora's job security may well be riding on that arm's success or failure next season.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 06:37:00 PM