Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Josh Rosen

Quarterback
School: UCLA | Conference: PAC 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4 / 226 | 40: 4.92 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
4.58
Projected Round
1st
Bio: 
Three-year starter who earned Second Team All-Pac-12 honors and completed 62.6 percent of his passes for 3,756 yards, 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions as a junior. Suffered two concussions in 2017 and missed one game due to each. Completed 59.3 percent of his passes for 1,915 yards, 10 touchdowns and five INTs in 2016 before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury. Posted a 60 percent completion rate, 3,669 yards, 23 touchdowns and 11 picks as a true freshman.
Pos: 
Talented passer with the physical and mental facilities to lead a franchise at the next level. Patient in the pocket, displays tremendous poise under the rush and does not get rattled. Displays great pocket sense and awareness of what’s happening on the field, improvises when plays break down and possesses a relatively quick release. Looks away from covered targets, naturally looks off the safety and does a great job with his reads. Throws with a fluid, over-the-top delivery and throws catchable passes. Very accurate. Places passes where only his receiver can make the reception, gets throws into tight spots and displays good timing. Does not make receivers wait for the ball or adjust to make the errant catch and hits pass catchers in stride. Sells ball fakes, displays enough elusiveness to avoid defenders and consistently keeps his eyes downfield. Quickly finds the open receiver, has enough arm strength to quickly get the ball to the intended target and will throw the ball away rather than make an errant pass or take a bad sack. Shows tremendous deep accuracy and allows receivers to run to the pass.
Neg: 
Occasionally forces passes into covered targets. Does not have a blazing gun for an arm. Has a long injury history that will raise red flags. Has a personality that rubs some people the wrong way.
Analysis: 
On film and on the field, Rosen is easily the best quarterback prospect in this class. He’s the most polished passer, the most NFL-ready and comes with the least downside risk in his playing style. His injury history and personality need closer inspection and may not sit well with all teams. If he hits on all cylinders and has his blind side protected, Rosen has all the skills necessary to lead a franchise at the next level for a long time.