UCLA Football: Projecting the depth chart – Quarterbacks

PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Quarterback Josh Rosen
PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Quarterback Josh Rosen /
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T-2, Devon Modster, #18

R-Fr., 6’2″, 220 lbs.

It is going to be tough to choose a backup to Rosen, but having two backup QBs is a really good thing for UCLA after having to rely on a former walk-on to lead the team last year (which eventually ended with a 4-8 record). Modster has been getting up to speed with the offense and could be an effective dual-threat. He was expected to be the #2, but has not separated himself and taken the backup spot for his own, which might be a good thing. Although for UCLA, two good backups are better than none.

T-2. Matt Lynch, #15

R-Fr., 6’4″, 218 lbs.

Lynch has a little bit more experience with the Bruins as he enrolled early in 2016. That extra time has given him an edge as he has shown improvements in his overall game. He had several strong performances in spring and gave new OC Jedd Fisch reason to consider using him as the #2.

Lynch has also shown that he can be very deadly with his legs. Whether it is to roll out or take some ground yards for himself, he gives the offense another dimension, if the Bruins choose to go that way. He has good arm strength, but could work on his accuracy, which is not horrible, but like Modster and Rosen, Lynch has to find a way to lead the offense.