2018 NFL draft prospect Josh Rosen leads UCLA to 34-point comeback win

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If NFL teams want a quarterback who’s at his best when the pressure is highest, then they’re going to love UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen.

Rosen, a likely first-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft, led UCLA to a sensational comeback against Texas A&M on Sunday night, winning 45-44 after trailing 44-10 in the third quarter.

The fourth quarter alone would have been a great game: Rosen completed 19 of 26 passes for 294 yards and four touchdowns in the final 15 minutes. His final touchdown pass came after he faked a spike and threw the ball into the end zone.

It was one of the greatest comebacks in college football history, and it will surely have NFL scouts salivating.

24 responses to “2018 NFL draft prospect Josh Rosen leads UCLA to 34-point comeback win

  1. Well, Rosen certainly has the jump on Sam Darnold of USC, who, although his team won, threw for 0 TD’s and 2 INT’s in their first game.

  2. Great come back, but looking at the highlights I am not sure what kind of pro Josh will make. A couple of those passes should have been interceptions. Tough a judge a guy on one outing, but I don’t know if I would tank my season based on this performance.

  3. As a poster said above, some of those throws were questionable and would/should have been picked, the back shoulder in the corner of the end zone was nice though. If you have a decent scouting department they should see that the tape of this game has as many negatives as positives when breaking down this game.

    #Imavailable

  4. Horrible coaching. Leaky O-Line. Guys dropping passes left & right.

    Still gets it done.

    Jets should be all over this guy.

    That was Playoff Eli to the Max.

  5. I watched the first half. I had never watched Rosen before. As a Dolphins fan, my reaction was “I hope the Jets end up with this kid.”

    Even with the comeback news, I didn’t see an NFL QB. He stared down his first read. He threw into coverage when he shouldn’t have.

    Big meh for me

  6. Yesterday was first look full game look at Rosen.
    Meh….the comeback was terrific and he’s definitely a great college QB, but the things he did against A&M would never fly in the NFL. Saw a lot of staring down of the primary target and he threw three passes that should’ve been picked.
    Rosen has many pluses right now as well as negative. He’s not first round talent.

  7. I’m no pro but several of his passes should have been picked but went for touchdowns. All avoids had to do was run the clock out in the 4th quarter. Should fire their coach.

  8. All these arm-chair GMs expecting to see a polished QB as if hes already a 4-year pro. Not how scouting works.

    As in every episode of Gruden’s QB camp, there are plenty of bad plays each game by the QB to scrutinize.

    Mahomes was similarly reckless in college but had the raw talent to be worth multiple 1st rounders to the Chiefs.

    Same deal with 20-year old Rosen.

  9. not to be “Debbie Downer” on Rosen, but if he’s so great, why were they behind by 34 in the 4th qtr.? Falling behind like they did won’t be a recipe for success most weekends. Not everyone they play will wet all over themselves like the Aggies did.

  10. I question if some of the people here really watched the game last night. Did you see that offensive line and the UCLA defense in the first half? Texas A&M was running wild on them and I thought they were gonna have to take Rosen out in a hearse after the game. If you don’t think the kid will be a stud in the NFL you need to watch the second half tape again, he’s a leader, he get’s better the more you hit him, he can fit the ball in tight windows, delivers under pressure, he’s deadly accurate and he has a heck of an arm.

  11. honkeyt says:
    September 4, 2017 at 9:19 am
    As a poster said above, some of those throws were questionable and would/should have been picked, the back shoulder in the corner of the end zone was nice though. If you have a decent scouting department they should see that the tape of this game has as many negatives as positives when breaking down this game.

    #Imavailable

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    Remember, a scouts watch games to predict their future potential, not to evaluate how a prospect actually performed in that game.

    Rosen did make some boneheaded throws and should’ve had an INT or two in the comeback, but scouts and coaches think they can fix those things. Scouts are much more concerned with things like arm talent, poise, moxie, etc than if the QB made some mistake throws in a college game.

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