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Josh Rosen | Quarterback

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

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UCLA junior QB Josh Rosen completed 40-of-60 passes for 480 yards with three touchdowns and two picks in a 58-34 loss to Stanford on Saturday.
Rosen (6'4/218) continued to make the plays that have scouts salivating, and the same mistakes that leave them scratching their heads. He again struggled with pressure, and he threw several balls off of his back foot; one of which lead to a late pick that essentially clinched the game. There were good things on Saturday as well as seen in the yardage and touchdown, but this was a mixed effort from the UCLA signal-caller, and mixed might be too nice. Sep 24 - 2:34 AM

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Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo compares UCLA junior QB Josh Rosen to former FSU QB Jameis Winston.

"From the early high expectations to a risk/reward playing style to the pure numbers that put both players in similar light," Palazzolo writes, "Rosen and Winston have a lot in common." In terms of the raw numbers, the analyst ticks off several marks that are remarkably similar from Winston's final collegiate season in 2014 and Rosen's work during the current campaign, including adjusted completion percentage (72.6% for Winston, 71.6% for Rosen), passer rating under pressure (69.5 for Rosen, 66.6 for Winston) and adjusted completion percentage on passes of 20-plus yards (39.4% for Rosen, 39.3% for Winston). Winston spun all this fine work into the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, something that Rosen is very much in play for come the spring.
Sep 20 - 8:44 PM

UCLA junior QB Josh Rosen completed 34-of-56 passes for 463 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 48-45 loss to Memphis.

The 6-foot-4, 218-pound Rosen looked outstanding except for a few embarrassing mistakes, the biggest being Tim Hart's 60-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter. It's hard to criticize Rosen for a few mistakes when he plays behind a poor offensive line with no semblance of a rushing attack to help out. Against good teams, he's asked to win the game by himself. Pulling that kind of weight -- when the defense knows your offensive strategy -- is going to lead to errors every now and again. At this time, Rosen is a top-five overall NFL prospect. He remains in the running to be the No. 1 pick in the spring.
Sep 16 - 4:13 PM

UCLA junior QB Josh Rosen ranks No. 2 on Mel Kiper's Big Board.

Through two games, the 6-foot-4, 218-pound Rosen is completing a career-best 67.9 percent of his passes for a career-high 9.76 yards per attempt while posting a divine 9/0 TD/INT rate. The numbers are great, though an NFL scout did tell Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman that Rosen "definitely got away with a number of poor choices" during that epic comeback win over Texas A&M in the opener. "However, he can stand in the pocket and deliver the football with different arm angles and off platform," the scout added. "The question is from the neck up, he’s got everything from the neck down. Plenty of arm, easy release, accuracy when moving from one receiver to the next."
Source: ESPN
Sep 15 - 11:11 AM

UCLA junior QB Josh Rosen completed 22-of-25 passes for 329 yards and five scores in a 56-23 drubbing of Hawaii.

No miraculous comeback needed this time. Rosen was outstanding against the Rainbows, and the 6-foot-5, 230-pound quarterback could have had even bigger numbers if the Bruins wouldn't have called off the dogs. His first touchdown was a 25-yard dart in the first quarter to Darren Andrews to make it 7-0, and a few minutes later he found Theo Howard for a 26-yard score to double that lead to 14-0. He hooked up with Andrews again later in the second quarter from nine yards out to make it 28-7, effectively ending the game in the process. He found Andrews once more at the top of the third quarter before wrapping up with touchdown No. 5 on a two-yard throw to Caleb Wilson that made it 56-14 Bruins. Scouts had some questions about his decision-making against Texas A&M last week, but this was essentially a perfect game for the Bruins' star.
Sep 9 - 8:56 PM

An NFL scout told Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman that UCLA junior QB Josh Rosen "definitely got away with a number of poor choices" during Sunday's comeback win over Texas A&M.

Rosen threw at least two passes that probably should have been picked in the second half, though to be fair, he was forced to play a little bit looser than normal given the 34-point second-half deficit the Bruins faced over the final quarter-plus of Sunday's contest. Said the scout, "The question is from the neck up, he’s got everything from the neck down. Plenty of arm, easy release, accuracy when moving from one receiver to the next." He went on to tell Feldman that while Rosen performed more sharply than either Josh Allen or Sam Darnold -- his likely competition for being the first quarterback drafted in the spring -- during the opening weekend, he still has "a long way to go." The star junior ultimately finished with 491 yards passing and four touchdown tosses in Sunday's epic win.
Sep 7 - 3:21 PM

UCLA junior QB Josh Rosen was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for his Herculean performance in Sunday's win over Texas A&M.

To recap Rosen's performance from that stunning victory -- he threw for 491 yards and four touchdowns, with the bulk of that coming in an insanely hot fourth quarter in which he went 19-of-26 for 292 yards and all four of his scoring passes. Rosen will try for an encore against Hawaii this weekend. Presumably he won't have to worry about facing a 44-10 third-quarter deficit in that one.
Sep 5 - 5:24 PM

UCLA junior QB Josh Rosen put in a performance for the ages in Sunday's 45-44 win over Texas A&M, throwing for 491 yards and four touchdowns to help the Bruins overcome a 34-point deficit.

The Bruins looked hopeless in the first half, falling behind the Aggies 38-10 before hitting the locker room. A pair of field goals would give Texas A&M a 44-10 lead with 4:13 remaining in the third quarter. And then Rosen got hot. He went on to shred the rest of the way, completing 19-of-26 passes for 292 yards and four touchdowns in the fourth quarter and capping it off with a fake-spike touchdown pass to Jordan Lasley with 47 seconds remaining in the game. Extra point good and the Bruins had themselves a stunning one-point lead. Rosen looked every bit like a potential No. 1 draft pick in this supernova performance.
Sep 3 - 11:45 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports that "there’s still some serious concern about (UCLA junior QB Josh) Rosen’s injured shoulder."

Pauline passes along from sources close to the team that there are questions as to how Rosen's shoulder might check-up during medical examination at the NFL Scouting Combine down the road. The junior gunslinger was laid low by a shoulder injury this past October, one which ultimately required surgery. He has not suffered any setbacks with the shoulder and has been a healthy performer in preseason camp, but it is worth monitoring as we progress through the season and into the winter draft process.
Sep 1 - 6:18 PM

UCLA senior LB Kenny Young compared junior QB Josh Rosen to Peyton Manning.

"If you go back to his freshman tape, even his sophomore tape, he’s almost like Peyton Manning’s prodigy," Young said. "Very smart." Rosen is looking to post a big season after a shoulder injury derailed his 2016 campaign. He could rise as high as No. 1 overall in next spring's draft, though HC Jim Mora said earlier this week he does not believe Rosen will jump for the NFL this winter. Quite frankly, we would be surprised if he stuck around.
Aug 18 - 2:17 PM

UCLA HC Jim Mora does not expect junior QB Josh Rosen to leave for the draft after the season.

"My firm belief is that he will not leave ... as we sit here right now, I can really honestly say I don’t think he’s going to leave," Mora said. Rosen has the potential to be a top-five draft pick if things break right this season. We've heard many a-coach wax poetic about how their players will stay only for said players to leave when given the opportunity. Stay tuned.
Aug 16 - 3:04 PM

UCLA junior QB Josh Rosen said, "[R]aise the SAT requirement at Alabama and see what kind of team they have."

The above quote is one of the hot ones from Rosen's one-on-one interview with Bleacher Report's Matt Hayes, but he offered plenty of context for it. Said the junior gunslinger, "No one in their right mind should have a football player’s schedule, and go to school. It’s not that some players shouldn’t be in school; it’s just that universities should help them more—instead of just finding ways to keep them eligible." He explained that "[t]rying to do both is like trying to do two full-time jobs."
Aug 8 - 1:31 PM

UCLA junior QB Josh Rosen completed just 2-of-15 passes during the team's 11-on-11 portion of practice on Wednesday.

Per, Rosen had issues at the line of scrimmage, taking several sacks and having several of his passes knocked down. We aren't particularly concerned. Not only is Rosen coming off shoulder surgery, he last played in a game in October. He has the potential to land as the No. 1 overall selection in next spring's draft if he can stay healthy. Texas A&M HC Kevin Sumlin called him the best quarterback in the country during SEC Media Days.
Aug 3 - 7:10 PM

UCLA Jim Mora said the shoulder injury junior QB Josh Rosen suffered last year might be the best thing that has happened to him.

Mora indicated that Rosen got a glimpse of life without football and has returned with a greater appreciation for the game. UCLA C Steve Quessenberry said Rosen has become more vocal in the huddle and a better leader. "Nobody doubts Rosen's physical ability and it's encouraging to hear that he's growing into a leader for the Bruins," Daniel Jeremiah wrote.
Jul 30 - 2:28 PM

Texas A&M HC Kevin Sumlin called UCLA junior QB Josh Rosen the best quarterback in the country.

"He's not only a guy with great arm talent, he's very smart," Sumlin said. He spoke specifically to what he saw from Rosen when the Bruins tangoed with the Aggies in last year's season-opener, explaining, "We hit him a bunch. The game was over and he got up, came back out there and put them back in with a chance to win the game and put it into overtime." In the game in question, the then-sophomore gunslinger threw for 343 yards while tossing one touchdown and three interceptions (the Aggies led for most of the game before Rosen tightened things up). We are jazzed to see what Rosen can do coming back from the shoulder injury which cost him a large chunk of the 2016 season. He will get that party started against Texas A&M (again) in a spotlight Sunday game on September 3.
Jul 27 - 7:19 PM