2018 NFL Draft Profile: Quarterback Josh Rosen
In this 2018 NFL Draft profile, here’s a breakdown of quarterback Josh Rosen out of UCLA. Here are his strengths, weaknesses, video highlights, and a draft day prediction.
When it comes to quarterback Josh Rosen out of UCLA, several words come to mind. Leader. Accurate. Playmaker. Make no mistake about it, Rosen will be a household name once he’s drafted to the pros in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Some critics might worry about his durability considering he’s had some injuries throughout his collegiate career. From minor shoulder surgery to dealing with concussions, Rosen proved his worth by bouncing back from his injuries and delivering when his team needed it.
No matter where Rosen ends up come next season, he will undoubtedly provide a spark to an offense that needs it. Easily a Week 1 starter, Rosen has all the tangibles to be a successful quarterback and hopefully, a team will surround him with the right supporting cast for him to thrive.
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Accuracy is the name of the game when it comes to Rosen who all throughout his three years at UCLA, had an accuracy percentage of 60.9 percent. He makes good decisions on the field for the most part and knows what to do in any given situation to avoid a costly turnover. Rosen will light up the stat sheets once he’s in the pros. At UCLA, Rosen totaled 9,340 passing yards, 712 completions, 59 touchdowns, and 26 interceptions.
Rosen has a history of injuries ranging from his throwing shoulder that required surgery and two concussions last year. Besides that risk on drafting him, he’s mostly a pure pocket passer as once he’s forced to leave the pocket, tends to make the majority of his mistakes. Keep in mind that Rosen isn’t a fast quarterback so once he leaves the pocket, might get that reality check by opposing defenders if he leaves himself open to get hit. He’ll need more coaching and training to fine tune his mechanics when faced with situations to extend plays. In addition to that, Rosen excels with short and medium passes but lacks the necessary arm strength to hit receivers on deep passing plays.
DRAFT DAY PREDICTION
Expect to see Rosen be a first-round pick and most likely, a top-ten pick at that. With the majority of teams that hold the first ten spots in this year’s draft needed a quarterback, Rosen will head to a team that needs a player with his skill-set to be the next face of the franchise.