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Josh Rosen | Quarterback

Team: UCLA Bruins
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Denver Broncos GM John Elway said that the No. 5 pick is available to be traded.
It should probably come as no real surprise that Denver is publicly putting the pick out there as a possible trade chip. Even if they were 95-percent deadset on remaining at No. 5, there's no harm in keeping the door open on the chance that a team bowls them over with a sizable offer. The Broncos are something of a draft wild card for next week, as they do not necessarily appear to be locked into selecting a quarterback. Apr 19 - 3:19 PM

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NESN's Doug Kyed reports that the New England Patriots are interested in UCLA QB Josh Rosen.

Oh boy. But before this potentially apocalyptic move could happen, two things would need to occur. First, Rosen would need to begin to slide in the draft. That's certainly a possibility, especially if he were to slip past Denver's pick at No. 5. Should that slide take place -- we've seen the quarterback drop in a few mocks -- the Patriots would then need to pull off a trade to move up, likely requiring both their No. 23 and No. 31 picks in the first. And maybe a little extra juice beyond that. NESN's Kyed floats the 49ers at the No. 9 selection as a logical trade partner. Before mass panic sets in over the Patriots owning the NFL for another decade-plus, Kyed does note that while New England is interested in Rosen, the degree of interest, here, is less certain.
Source: NESN
Apr 18 - 3:13 PM Draft Analyst Daniel Jeremiah projects the Bills to take UCLA QB Josh Rosen with the 12th pick in his updated mock draft.

Jeremiah notes that the Bills might have to trade ahead of the Dolphins in order to get Rosen, but in this scenario he has Miami taking Washington DT Vita Vea as a replacement for Ndamukong Suh. The Bills traded up to the 12th spot in hopes of getting a franchise QB, and while most expect them to make another trade up, they just might have one fall into their laps in the form of Rosen.
Apr 17 - 8:55 PM Draft Analyst Daniel Jeremiah reports that UCLA QB Josh Rosen is the player most likely to slide.

Jeremiah hears from "everyone" that quarterbacks will go with three of the first five selections. "That means someone out of the "big four" QBs -- USC's Sam Darnold, Wyoming's Josh Allen, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and UCLA's Rosen -- could slide a little bit," he writes. "When I bring up this topic with personnel executives, Rosen is the one they point to as the most likely slider of the group." Rosen often gets mentioned as the quarterback who is most ready to take over, but there are concerns about durability, and some who question his character off the field. It's tough to imagine Rosen slides past the Dolphins with the 11th pick, but there's always a surprise who is still on the board in the latter part of the first round. It could be Rosen this year.
Apr 16 - 7:00 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compared UCLA QB Josh Rosen to former NFL QB Trent Green.

Green had several successful seasons for various NFL franchises, so while this might not be the "sexiest" comparison, it's a solid one. Zierlein lists Rosen's strengths to be his footwork/mechanics, his confidence and intelligence and his ability to throw receivers open, among others. Durability is an issue, however, and his poor mobility could give him problems as well. Rosen is going to be a first-round selection to be certain, and he just might go in the top three. If he can stay healthy, he'll be well worth that high of a selection.
Apr 10 - 10:26 PM

UCLA QB Josh Rosen said, "I want to be the winningest QB in NFL history."

Rosen said that he was hoping for six titles, but then noted that if Tom Brady won six, he would be shooting for seven. While this reads as arrogant copy -- and Rosen admitted as much -- the quarterback argued that "[y]ou have to be (arrogant)." The UCLA gunslinger noted that he looked up to former Boise State QB Kellen Moore for being the all-time winningest quarterback in NCAA history. That's the kind of insight we've come to expect from Rosen, who might not speak in orthodox NFL monotones, but comes at the universe from intriguing angles. He acknowledged that some of his more infamous life decisions -- the hot tub in his dorm room as a freshman, his choice to wear a profanity-laced hat on a Donald Trump golf course -- were mistakes. The ESPN interview from which these tidbits were drawn can be found at the source link and offers a fantastic, unfiltered view of Rosen's personality.
Apr 10 - 5:49 PM

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reports that UCLA QB Josh Rosen will visit the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday.

Rosen is in for a busy week with the draft just a little over two weeks away, as he'll not only be visiting the Bills on Tuesday, but has a trip to the Giants also lined up. Per RapSheet, the Cardinals and Jets will both also be receiving visits from Rosen before the draft. There's little indication that Rosen is seriously in play to be drafted No. 1 overall by the Browns -- who look like they'll be taking either Sam Darnold or Josh Allen with the first pick -- but we're very much viewing him as a potential top-five selection.
Apr 9 - 12:06 PM

NFL Media's Gil Brandt states he has "zero questions" about UCLA QB Josh Rosen.

"I have no problems with him at all," Brandt adds while ranking Rosen as the No. 1 quarterback in this class. "You want to be the surest that you won’t be laughed at five years down the line with one of these quarterbacks? Pick Rosen." We've been making similar statements for a while, as Rosen is an easy evaluation from a play in, play out standpoint from the pocket. Still, he has not been mentioned as a possible top overall pick.
Source: The MMQB
Apr 9 - 9:24 AM

After hosting Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield for a visit earlier in the week, the Cleveland Browns will be doing likewise with USC QB Sam Darnold on Wednesday and UCLA QB Josh Rosen on Thursday.

Cleveland has already confirmed that Darnold is in for the visit on Wednesday, with NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reporting the Mayfield and Rosen visits. But wait, there's more. Per, the Browns are "expected" to host both Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson next week. All of this action is par for the course with Cleveland picking at No. 1. To date, the two quarterbacks we've seen most heavily linked to the hapless NFL franchise are Darnold and Allen.
Apr 4 - 12:45 PM

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reports that UCLA QB Josh Rosen is not trying to avoid being drafted by the Cleveland Browns.

This is a rumor which has clung to Rosen for months. We'd imagine that it has played at least some part in the fact that there has been little-to-no smoke surrounding Cleveland selecting Rosen at either No. 1 or No. 4 to this juncture. Apparently, though, this general view of the signal-caller trying to steer away from the Browns might not be rooted in reality. Florio doesn't mince words in his report, writing straight up that "Rosen will sign with and play for whichever team signs him, whether it’s the Browns or anyone else." PFT's plugged-in insider does offer the note that should Rosen not see Cleveland as a fit closer to the draft, he would "find a way to make his concerns known discreetly, if he ultimately has concerns." But again, that would not appear to be the current case. Both Rotoworld's Josh Norris and Thor Nystrom view Rosen as the No. 1 quarterback in the draft class.
Apr 2 - 4:54 PM

An NFL general manager who spoke with CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora said that Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane is "trying like hell to get up and get a quarterback."

The Bills have already traded up to No. 12 with the Bengals, but they're realistically going to need to climb into the top five to enter contention for one of the top quarterbacks in the draft. The NFL general manager quoted above actually thinks their move -- or at least the move that they might be angling for -- could be to trade up to No. 5 with the Broncos and then jump (again) to No. 2 in trade with the Giants. This would essentially give them their pick of the quarterbacking litter minus whichever gunslinger the Browns (presumably) take first overall. On that latter front, rumors have Sam Darnold and Josh Allen as the two likeliest options to be selected with the No. 1 pick.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 2 - 2:48 PM

In an interview with Peter King, former UCLA head coach Jim Mora expanded on his previous comments regarding QB Josh Rosen and his interests outside of football.

"He needs to be challenged intellectually so he doesn’t get bored. He’s a millennial. He wants to know why," Mora told King. "... Josh has a lot of interests in life. If you can hold his concentration level and focus only on football for a few years, he will set the world on fire." Let's break this down. First, every prospect in this class is a "millennial." Second, Mora is describing Rosen's off-field interests in a negative way, as if they should not come between Rosen and football. We all have interests outside of our job, it is what makes our lives balanced and livable. Third, Mora is making Rosen's process more difficult by opening his mouth. It is an uncertain time for Rosen, and each time Mora speaks he is forcing Rosen to answer questions in a future interview he wasn't going to previously be asked. This isn't how you handle a draft process for your former quarterback. This quote will stick with Rosen, and that's on Mora.
Source: The MMQB
Apr 2 - 8:44 AM

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller projects the Bills to trade up to the sixth pick and take UCLA QB Josh Rosen with his latest mock draft.

In this scenario, Colts move down to the 12th spot and also get the 22nd pick from Buffalo and take UTSA edge-rusher Marcus Davenport and LSU RB Derrius Guice with those picks. The Bills have to get a quarterback in this draft, and it doesn't look like the "big four" of this class will fall to them. Rosen is considered the most "ready" of the prospects, and could challenge AJ McCarron for the starting job immediately.
Mar 26 - 6:47 PM

Appearing on the Cover 2 Podcast, ESPN's Chris Mortensen predicted UCLA's Josh Rosen will be the fourth QB selected in April's NFL Draft.

Here's the order of Mortensen's prediction: USC's Sam Darnold, Wyoming's Josh Allen, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, then Rosen fourth. We believe an argument can be made for any of the five quarterbacks, as each presents a different skill set and projection. Rosen, however, appears to have the cleanest on-field evaluation as he is a prototypical pocket passer with plenty of the out there.
Mar 26 - 9:42 AM

Rotoworld's Josh Norris writes that UCLA QB Josh Rosen "sees the field better than any other quarterback in this class."

"Play after play a coach knows what he is getting from a footwork, mechanics and technique standpoint (with Rosen)," Norris notes. He adds that the UCLA signal-caller is an "[i]deal pocket passer in terms of working inside of structure with timing to locate the correct read and deliver the ball." The Jets are reportedly very keen on Rosen and recently traded up to the No. 3 pick. That feels like a very realistic potential draft marriage for next month.
Source: Rotoworld
Mar 24 - 2:36 PM