Scouting Report: Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA

6036 | 218 | 4.96E | 2019

Josh Rosen has ideal height, arm strength and athleticism but he also shows a smooth release to go along with tremendous intermediate accuracy and an effortless throwing motion. He has a tendency to stare down his primary receiver at times which can lead to batted passes and even though he shows the ability to read through his progressions, he doesn’t always thrown his receivers open and often struggles with deep ball placement. The loss of former offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone to Texas A&M hurt the entire offense but more importantly may have set back Rosen’s progress last season. As a sophomore, he was limited to six games and underwent shoulder surgery on his throwing arm November 4th, so he will have medical question marks but he is expected to start his junior season with a clean bill of health. While Rosen will be learning his third offense in as many years, new offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch spent the last two seasons under Jim Harbaugh as Michigan’s passing game coordinator so it is to be hoped that UCLA will don a Harbaugh-esque pro style scheme, which would only enhance the draft stock of an already potential number one overall pick.


2016: Starter in first six games of the season … Injured in game six at Arizona State, where he threw for career-best 400 yards … Missed the balance of the season … Has risen to sixth on the all-time school lists for passing yardage (5,583), total offense (5,527) and completions (429).

2015: Starter in all 13 games … Became first Bruin true freshman to start a season-opener at quarterback … Set numerous school marks – most consecutive passing attempts without an interception (245); most passes attempted in a game (57 v. Wash. St.); most passing yards by a true freshman in a game (399 v. Cal); most passing yards in a season by a true freshman (3,668); most 300-yard passing games in a season (tied-6); most touchdown passes thrown by a true freshman (23).

High School: 2014 MaxPreps California Division I All-State team … Southern Section All-Pac 5 Division Offensive Player of the Year … Completed 199 of 313 passes for 3,186 yards and 29 touchdowns in 2014 … For his career, he completed 525 of 840 pass attempts (63%) for 8,473 yards and 90 touchdowns … Also lettered in tennis and helped team advance to CIF playoffs for first time in over 10 years … Playing for the first time in four years, he advanced to the semifinals of league individual tennis tournament in 2014 … St. John Bosco Scholar-Athlete.

Personal: Full Name: Joshua Ballinger Lippincott Rosen … Born in Torrance, Calif. … Parents: Charles Rosen and Elizabeth Lippincott … Parents were both national gold medal ice dancers and figure skaters … Mom was an all-league lacrosse player at Princeton … Has two sisters, Beatrice, who was an All-American tennis player and CoSIDA Academic All-District selection at Emory University, and Lydia, who plays club soccer … Josh was a nationally-ranked tennis player through middle school … Hobbies include playing the guitar, beach volleyball and DJ’ing … Has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity … Member of the Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll in Fall 2015, Winter 2015, Fall 2016, Winter 2017 and Spring 2017 … Economics major.