NFL.com has UCLA Football quarterback Josh Rosen listed in the Top 10 of their Top 100 college football players for 2016.
When it comes to athletes, the UCLA Football team has been churning them out under Head Coach Jim Mora. Just two weeks ago, the Bruins had eight players selected in the NFL Draft, the most in the Mora-era.
The reason for this outpour of athletes has to do with the coaching and development by Mora and his staff. Because of their tough-nosed style of teaching, the Bruins have had several players become solid football players.
That seems to be the direction QB Josh Rosen is going as NFL.com has listed the sophomore-to-be as the #9 player in the country for the 2016 season.
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That is more than true. In his freshman year, Rosen did a fantastic job taking over for three-year starter Brett Hundley. Not only did he break records in the process, but led the Bruins to an 8-5 season.
Rosen started in all 13 games last year and completed 60.0% of his passes (292/487). He threw for 3,669 yards, 23 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and had a QB rating of 134.3. Though he did not run that often, he was able to notch two rushing touchdowns in 2015.
Rosen looked stronger and more confident during Spring Practice. Though UCLA Football is moving towards a more power-based offense — which includes huddles, fullbacks and snaps from under center — Rosen seemed to have good control over the new tweaks in this Kennedy Polamalu offense.
Rosen is not the only Bruin that is expected to do good things in 2016 as three other UCLA Football players made NFL.com’s Top 100 players: #57 LT Conor McDermott, #66 DT Eddie Vanderdoes and #76 CB Fabian Moreau.