QB — Josh Rosen 5.45


Scout- Jason Feiner


College: UCLA


Height: 6'4


Weight: 220


40-Time: TBD


Hand: 9 7/8”


Wonderlic: 29









Athleticism

Q.A.B. 5.50 Rosen is an athletic quarterback who can extend plays in and out of the pocket. He has good footwork, which allows him to move up in the pocket and avoid pressure. Rosen uses his feet well. He is stationary and doesn’t appear to be much of threat in the ground game. He is a pure pocket passer and isn’t a threat to take off with the ball.

Flexibility 7.00 He possesses flexibility in order to keep his knees bent while stepping into his throws.

C.O.D. 6.50 Rosen has good balance, and keeps his feet moving through the duration of the play. He doesn’t possess the play speed to scramble for the long consistent gains, but he has the balance and foot quick’s to stay on his feet inside and outside the pocket.

Explosiveness/Speed 5.00 Rosen doesn’t possess break away speed or scramble ability. He is a pure pocket passer, that can escape pressure using his outstanding footwork. He has no burst, and won’t scramble very much at the next level.

Pocket Mobility/Avoid Pressure: 6.50 Rosen has good mobility, and can use his footwork to avoid the rush. When faced with pressure, he will stare at the defenders and not down field. He can be found to leave the pocket to early, giving the defender time to adjust his angle and make a play behind the line of scrimmage.


Passing Skills

Quick Release/Mechanics 6.50 Rosen has a strong arm and a quick release. He holds his elbow low, which requires an extra amount time per release. He tends to hold the ball long when faced with pressure.

Delivery 7.50 Rosen is an accurate passer and can sling the ball deep, on the out-route or to the hash. He can throw receivers open and can zip the ball into tight windows. He becomes less accurate when under center or in the face of a blitz.

Short Accuracy 6.50 Rosen has good short accuracy. He needs to work on routine throws, as he can miss throws he should complete.

Intermediate Accuracy 6.00 His arm strength helps with intermediate routes, but he needs to step into his throws, and complete routine throws more consistently. He often locks onto his number 1 receiver and attempts to fire the ball into tight coverage. He will begin struggle if he can’t correct his vision and begin to work through progressions.

Deep Accuracy 7.50 Rosen has great deep accuracy. His arm strength allows him to launch the ball with good velocity, and get the ball behind the defense. He is more consistent when throwing down field.

Big Play Ability 7.50 Rosen’s mobility in and out of the pocket gives his receivers the opportunity to gain separation, and create plays. He has the ability to launch the ball deep downfield and pick up chunk gains in an instance. He needs to improve his field vision and needs to work on his pocket presence in order to avoid the rush and break from the pocket more consistently.

Avoid Errors/Mistakes 5.50 Rosen stairs down his number one receiver, and rarely scans the field or works through his progressions. When he is faced with pressure, he begins to get flustered, throwing the ball into tight coverage, and becoming less accurate with throws. He is less consistent under center and is very poised making good and quick reads in the shotgun.

Arm Strength 8.50 He has tremendous arm strength, and can make each throw with good zip and velocity. He has the ability to throw the deep out-route, seems, and deep sideline throws. He can get the ball to any area of the field with relative ease.

Footwork 8.50 The best part of Rosen’s game. He has a few areas to touch up, but he has quick feet that are always moving. He stays on the balls of his feet and avoids becoming flat footed, allowing for easy shifts and mobility. He doesn’t have great scramble ability, but his footwork helps to be mobile in the pocket, and escape from pressure when forced outside.


Competitiveness

Toughness 6.00 Rosen has had to battle through injuries in each of his last two seasons, and fails to stand strong in the pocket when pressured. He continues to show toughness, and dedication by jumping up from each hit throughout the 2017 season and running back to the huddle. It was evident Rosen played through some slight injuries in during the 2017 season.

Intangibles/Leadership 7.00 Rosen has good leadership ability, and became the starter for UCLA as a true freshman succeeding Brett Hundley of the Green bay Packers. He is a great team player that gives 100 percent of his effort on each play.

Poise in Pocket 5.50 Rosen gets flustered when pressured and after being hit. He works better and seems comfortable out of the shotgun. He struggles with his accuracy on rollouts when starting from under center. Can be found to leave the pocket to early.

Consistency/Motor 7.00 Rosen has had success throughout his career at UCLA, and continues to improve each year. His overall production has been very good, and overall fairly consistent. When he is faced with pressure, or has been repeatedly hit, he gets flustered and begins to make mental errors, that cause inaccurate throws, or inconsistency in his pocket prescience. He possesses an NFL grade arm and can make each throw with zip and velocity. Has the ability to create opportunities using his mobility.

Production 7.50 Rosen’s production level has increased each season. He didn’t have the greatest statistical season, but he has increased his Passing yards, Yards Per Attempt and completion percentage stats in each of his last three years. He was having a great Sophomore season until his injury. He needs to learn to look off defenders and throw his receivers open. Rosen often follows his number one receiver and fails to look elsewhere for open opportunities.

Improvisational Ability 6.50 Has the ability to improvise and buy extra time using his legs. He keeps his eyes downfield.


Intelligence

Instincts 7.00 He has the instincts to make quick reads before the ball is snapped. Can avoid the rush and make plays out of nothing.

Blitz/Coverage Recognition 7.00 Can recognize blitz packages, but struggles under pressure. Has the ability to avoid the blitz, and buy 2nd chance efforts. Gets flustered when under duress, and under center.

Decision Making 5.50 Rosen locks onto his first read, and fails to scan the rest of the field. This often leads to contested throws that Rosen can complete due to his arm strength and ball placement. He will struggle at the next level, if he doesn’t learn to expand his vision, work through his reads, and look off defenders. He relies to heavily on his arm strength.

Learn/Retain 8.00 He continuously showed poise and talent. He has worked from a Pro-style offense, which will help him adapt to an NFL playbook.


Strengths

Rosen is a pure pocket passer that has spent his entire collegiate career working out of a pro-style offense. He is a great leader. Rosen has been admired by teammates and coaches for his play style on the field and his work ethic off. He has good mobility and exceptional footwork. He bounces on the balls of his feet, and always remains moving. He uses his feet and foot quick’s to allow him to avoid oncoming pressure, and move up and out of the pocket. He isn’t much of a threat to scramble, but Rosen has the ability to extend plays, and buy second chance opportunities for his receivers to work open. He has a powerful arm, and can throw a strike to any part of the field. He has the ability to fit the ball into tight windows.


Weaknesses

Rosen is a Pro style pocket passer at the professional level. He does not possess speed to scramble, but has good feet, and will be able to avoid pass rushers. He gets flustered when he is under duress or hit. Will commit mental errors when in this state, and begin to stare down the pass rush. He will throw inaccurate passes and occasionally miss open targets that should be a routine completion. Rosen keys in on his first option, and fails to scan the rest of the field or follow his progressions, this can lead to forced throws into tight coverage. His arm strength allows for the majority of tight coverage throws to be completed, but he will be unable to rely solely on his physical talent at the next level. Rosen needs to learn to look off defenders and give his receivers more room to create plays and make receptions. He is uncomfortable when working under center, and excels in the shotgun. He is a good size for an NFL passer, but has to many passes tipped or patted down at the line. He holds his elbow low and needs extra motion for his wind up.


Big Picture

Rosen is a gifted player, with good quick feet and a powerful arm. He keeps his feet moving bouncing on the balls of his feet, allowing for easy movement and quick feet. Possesses the ability to avoid the pass rush, and create second chance opportunities buying time for his receivers. Rosen gets flustered when under duress, and remains inconsistent when working under center, but shows the capability and poise NFL teams desire when working from the shotgun. He needs to become more balanced in all phases of his game. He has good accuracy and a great arm often fitting the ball into tight windows when necessary. Can tend to throw off target passes when working form under center or throwing intermediate routes, and should complete routine passes that he misses. Has the ability to throw to any part of the field having the ability to launch the ball into windows deep down field and can throw strikes on deep out-routes. Rosen locks in on his first option and needs to learn to work through his progressions. He won’t be able to rely on his physical traits alone at the next level. He is a hard worker, and a leader in a pro-style offense. He is one of the top quarterback prospects in this draft, but needs to work on different aspects of his game to be a complete NFL passer. Rosen may be the most NFL ready passer in this draft, but he has mechanical issues that need to be addressed. If he has an opportunity to sit behind an established quarterback for a few years, he has the ability and potential to be a consistent starting quarterback at the next level.

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