Josh Rosen declares for NFL draft

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UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen is turning pro.

Despite some talk that Rosen so wanted to avoid the Browns that he could stay in school just to keep them from taking him first overall, Rosen confirmed today that he will enter the draft.

“I am officially declaring for the 2018 NFL draft,” Rosen wrote in a Twitter message thanking UCLA for his three years there.

Rosen has the talent to be the first pick in the draft, and if the Browns like him they would presumably select him regardless of any reports that he doesn’t want to play for them. If Rosen doesn’t go first overall to the Browns, he could go to the Giants at No. 2 or to a team that trades up for him. Suffice to say, he’s unlikely to be waiting long to hear his name called when the draft begins on April 26.

43 responses to “Josh Rosen declares for NFL draft

  1. meh, rosen wasnt a great college qb and he doesnt look especially cut out for the pro game. qb evaluation is a crapshoot tho, so who knows. safest bet is bust though.

  2. Who knows what he will become. I didn’t see Aaron Rodgers being an all world QB out of Cal. Rosen has a similar personality and pretty much the same body and arm talent.

  3. A better Sam Bradford?

    The other QB’s in the draft are not in his league accuracy wise, with the tight windows he can throw into. Truly amazing arm talent with a 10 cent head and a 25 cent body.

  4. I would much rather take Baker Mayfield and groom him for a year or so before taking Rosen. I think Mayfield is going to be a better pro long term, I hope Arizona drafts Mayfield even if they have to trade up a few spots to do so. I think Rosen, Allen and possibly Darnold if he comes out will go before Mayfield, and outside of maybe Darnold I think Mayfield could end up being the best of this class. Rosen is a better passer I just don’t think he will hold up in the NFL, He is always injured in College, that isn’t going to change in the NFL its going to get worse which is why I wouldn’t draft him.

  5. Great talent but doesn’t get along with his teammates and has eyes on $ and fame! lacks passion! sam darnold will be the best qb in this class for next decade haters

  6. If any of these highly ranked college players, manily QB’s had an ounce of courage, guile and a true belief in how good they are – they’d want to go to the Browns. The QB who wins year in and year out in Cleveland – it will eventually happen- will be looked upon by many inside and outside the NFL as a diety.

  7. Keep ’em coming. The more the merrier as far as I’m concerned. I’ve already heard analysts say that Rosen, Darnold Josh Allen, Rudolph, Mayfield and Lamar Jackson are first round talent(Depending on which analyst is talking). That’d be amazing if 6 QBs go in the first round. It would certainly push talent at other positions down the board a little.

  8. If the Browns trade down to another team that picks him, we know he’ll be great.

    If the Browns pick him themselves, well… you’ve seen the jersey.

  9. i actually think Cleveland WONT draft him. Dorsey their GM, came from KC and obviously worked with Andy Reid. I could see KC trading back IF they get Cousins or another QB. The Jets, Giants, or Denver. Now that Darnold has declared for the draft, this will get interesting. In a weird twist, im hoping Mayfield falls to my Patriots in the late first round, but i doubt it. If anyone would stop him from being a prima donna, its belichick.

  10. I don’t think there is a QB coming out of college that is worth a first round pick let alone the first pick

  11. Lamar Jackson is the best QB in this draft………. you heard it hear first. Thankfully, we do not need a QB anymore #nobodyhasitbetter

  12. Eli for 15 years and Rosen for another 15. One Lombardi every decade since the 80s. The trend will continue. God loves the Giants!

  13. Both Rosen and Darnold are mid-round picks, their value and apparently skills are inflated by the usual suspects. There’s not a Watson or Wentz among them. Jackson will produce more TDs for his team than either.

  14. Best QB in the draft is the kid from Wyoming, Josh Allen….great arm, accurate, mobile, teachable and humble

  15. Brady 6th round, Brees 2nd round, R Wilson 3rd round, D Carr 2nd round, A Rodgers late first, Cousins 4th round, Jimmy G 2nd round, etc…

    First rounders, near the top of round one: Leaf, Couch, RG III, Manziel (20’s), J Locker, C Ponder, EJ Manual, B Gabbert, Bortles, J Freeman, M Sanchez, Jamarcus Russell, Vince Young, Matt Leonard, B Leftwhich, J Harrington, A Smith, Cade McNown, Ware, Klingler

    NFL teams pay millions of dollars to GM’s, coaches, scouts and still can’t even hit 50% of their first round draft picks. Fascinating stuff

  16. Cleveland will never get as good a QB with the first pick as they could have by giving the Patriots a 2nd for Jimmy G.

    Hard truth fans of the Browns, but in your heart you know it’s true.

  17. wahoo21 says:
    January 3, 2018 at 8:55 pm
    Best QB in the draft is the kid from Wyoming, Josh Allen….great arm, accurate, mobile, teachable and humble

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    Fact. Sad that we the fans see it, but some suit & tie will fall in love with some other QB and draft a different QB for the wrong reasons. If Josh Allen became the next big QB in the NFL, I wouldn’t be surprised one bit.

  18. Watch for a alex smith trade to cleveland for a mid rd pick that would shake things up a bit plus cleveland has the 4th pick as well so who knows what can happen from now til April. Id draft rosen either way 1st or 4th. The kid is gonna be special imo. Just cause he says what he thinks he gets flake but i respect him for sayin it instead of saying it. So sick of the political correct society we have become.

  19. Watch for a alex smith trade to cleveland for a mid rd pick that would shake things up a bit plus cleveland has the 4th pick as well so who knows what can happen from now til April. Id draft rosen either way 1st or 4th. The kid is gonna be special imo. Just cause he says what he thinks he gets flake but i respect him for sayin it instead of not saying it and giving a BS awnser. So sick of the political correct society we have become.

  20. I think the draft sets up beautifully for the Steelers. After Winning the Super Bowl and Big Ben walks off into the Sunset to enshrinement we can get Rosen or Darnold to replace him and similarly to Big Ben’s historical rookie year of legend – Rosen will take the team to a Super Bowl back to back. The Yellow, Blue, and Orange stars are aligning.

  21. Baker Mayfield to Cleveland. He will survive the cold in Cleveland; he will not be intimidated by the winds off Lake Erie; he will survive Huey Jackson. But I’m sure Huey Jackson will reach in his bag of tricks and sprinkle fairy dust over Haslam and Dorsey, and Cleveland grabs the back-up from the Bengals. And with the #1 pick, Cleveland will take a CB, and with #4 the Browns will grab a left tackle to understudy Joe Thomas.

  22. if im cle “my browns” trade down from 1 and get more 2nd round picks & 3s and another future 1st and still have the 4th pick too get who u want
    but who know IF IM THE BROWNS TRADE DOWN AND GET MORE PICKS TOO FILL HOLES

  23. navyvandal says:
    January 3, 2018 at 7:48 pm
    i actually think Cleveland WONT draft him. Dorsey their GM, came from KC and obviously worked with Andy Reid. I could see KC trading back IF they get Cousins or another QB….
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    And why would KC get Cousins? Mahomes thrashed the vaunted Denver defense with a bunch of 2nd stringers.

  24. benjarvisgreenellis says:
    January 3, 2018 at 9:33 pm
    Brady 6th round, Brees 2nd round, R Wilson 3rd round, D Carr 2nd round, A Rodgers late first, Cousins 4th round, Jimmy G 2nd round, etc…

    First rounders, near the top of round one: Leaf, Couch, RG III, Manziel (20’s), J Locker, C Ponder, EJ Manual, B Gabbert, Bortles, J Freeman, M Sanchez, Jamarcus Russell, Vince Young, Matt Leonard, B Leftwhich, J Harrington, A Smith, Cade McNown, Ware, Klingler

    NFL teams pay millions of dollars to GM’s, coaches, scouts and still can’t even hit 50% of their first round draft picks. Fascinating stuff
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    While I agree with your point, you can’t dismiss first round/early pick successes…….
    Aikman, Marino, Manning, Rivers, Manning, A.Smith, Stafford, Ryan, Luck?, Newton……..

    That’s why teams take the chance. You never know what your going to get.

  25. If I’m Dorsey, I’m finding everything out about the top 4 that I can. See what truly wakes these kids up in the morning. Is it money, fame, women, etc. whatever it is I want to know. Most likely Rosen, Darnold, and Mayfield are all going to say the right things but your going to be able to tell that it ain’t true. Your going to truly see from Josh Allen that football and winning wake this kid up in the morning. This draft is seriously the whole plot of DRAFT DAY the movie. It’s quite hilarious.

  26. jackedupboonie says:
    January 3, 2018 at 7:11 pm
    Who knows what he will become. I didn’t see Aaron Rodgers being an all world QB out of Cal. Rosen has a similar personality and pretty much the same body and arm talent.

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    Rodgers is nothing like Rosen other than they played on the West Coast. Rodgers was considered one of the most accurate QBs to come out of college in a long time. He tied the record for the most consecutive completions against the eventual national champions USC. The ridiculous knock on Rodgers was that he came from the “Jeff Tedford” system and some claimed he had weird mechanics. No, he held the ball high above his shoulder instead of the “normal armpit level. The theory was that he could release the ball quicker which was the case. Rodgers also had a cannon for an arm.

    All the QBs entering the drafts have all the tools. What matters is who has IT. You can’t measure that.

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