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Prospect Profile: UCLA QB Josh Rosen

Josh Rosen

Quarterback| UCLA| Junior

Height:6-foot-4 | Weight: 226 pounds

College Stats

2017: played and started in 11 games at quarterback for the Bruins; completed 283 of 452 passes (62.6 percent) for 3,756 yards with 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions; added two rushing touchdowns on 50 attempts; named Second-Team All-Pac-12 selection by coaches; Honorable Mention on All-Pac-12 All-Academic Team; led conference in passing yards per game (341.5) while hitting the 400-yard mark five different times

Career: played and started in 30 games in his college career; completed 712 of 1,170 passes (60.9 percent) for 9,339 yards with 59 touchdowns and 26 interceptions; totaled six touchdowns on 109 rushing attempts; named Second-Team All-Pac-12 selection by coaches in 2017; Honorable Mention on All-Pac-12 All-Academic Team as a junior and a sophomore; named The Sporting News' Freshman of the Year in 2015; named First-Team Freshman All-American by numerous outlets in 2015; earned Pac-12 Conference Offensive Freshman of the Year honors [selected by conference coaches]; was the Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year [selected by the media]

Combine Results

40-yard dash: 4.92 seconds

Bench press: did not participate

Vertical jump: 31 inches (tied for fourth among quarterbacks)

Broad jump: 9 feet, 3 inches (tied for eighth among quarterbacks)

3-cone drill: 7.09 seconds (tied for ninth among quarterbacks)

20-yard shuttle: 4.28 seconds (tied for third among quarterbacks)

60-yard shuttle: did not participate


Summary:Rosen has missed eight combined games over the past two seasons, but when healthy, he was one of college football's most dynamic quarterbacks. He threw for at least 300 yards in 17 career games, which was more than half of his starts at UCLA. One of the most coveted high school recruits a few years ago, Rosen stepped in and was the Bruins starting quarterback as a true freshman.  

**Lance Zierlein of** wrote that Rosen has the technical aspect of the position down pat, writing his "footwork and mechanics make him as pretty a quarterback as you will find in this year's draft." Zierlein also noted Rosen could benefit from taking the easy throw, adding he "has the pocket poise, accuracy and intelligence to become a good NFL starter, but he needs to be willing to take what defenses give him more frequently."

Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks listed Rosen as his top-ranked quarterback in the draft. Fellow NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock had Rosen in his No. 3 spot both before and after the combine, while ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper, Jr., also had Rosen ranked third in his latest list.

Athletic Aspirations: Rosen's parents, Charles and Elizabeth, were nationally-ranked ice skaters decades ago. Charles nearly made the 1976 Winter Olympics. Elizabeth  also was the captain of her lacrosse team at Princeton.

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