Name: Josh Rosen
40 Time: 4.92
Games Watched: 2017 – Hawaii, Memphis, USC, Texas A&M
A 5-star recruit coming out of high school earning First-team USA Today All-America selection. In his first college season in 2015, Rosen started in all 13 games and was the first Bruin true freshman to start a season-opener at quarterback. Set numerous school marks with the most consecutive passing attempts without an interception, most passes attempted in a game, most passing yards by a true freshman in a game and most passing yards in a season by a true freshman. With many more records. In 2016 Rosen started in the first six games of the season but then got injured in game six at Arizona State, where he threw for career-best 400 yards. Missing a lot of the season. In 2017 Rosen started in all 11 games. He was named second-team All-Pac-12 by the coaches. Helped create the largest comeback in UCLA history in a 45-44 win over Texas A&M after trailing 44-10 in the third quarter. Set numerous school records like the highest passing yards average per game, most games passing for 350 yards or more in a season, most games passing for 300 yards or more in a season and many more.
Experienced under center and in shotgun. Impressive footwork dropping back, planting front foot in direction of targets. Very good mechanics. Goes through his progressions. Steps up in the pocket without fear of pass rush presence. Very quick and smooth release. Throws the ball well with a tight spiral. Shows ability to anticipate routes with good timing of his delivery. Intelligent football player. Is not afraid to make tight window throws showing confidence needed for a NFL quarterback. Enough arm strength to hit receivers on all levels of the field. Shows nice touch on deep throws. Shows accuracy on all levels. His receivers made many drops, denting his completion percentage.
Is a little slender with narrow limbs. Durability is a concern with a lengthy injury history. Accuracy issues when throwing on the move. Ball placement to the boundary needs improvement, will need to place the ball only where the receiver has the chance to make the catch. Can get overaggressive and not look to the safer pass, throwing into tough coverage. Can try to do too much. Some pocket escapability but not the most agile and best athlete to quickly escape. Won’t punish with open run lanes like others can.
Rosen is the most polished and NFL ready of the quarterbacks in the draft with experience under center with a pro-style offense. He shows accuracy, enough arm strength and has crisp clean mechanics.
1st round (top-5 projection)
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