Josh Rosen has been one of the most hyped NFL quarterback prospects in the country ever since he signed his National Letter of Intent with UCLA in 2015.
While he has all of the physical traits to be successful in the NFL, there are growing concerns about how well his personality and off-field behavior will translate to the professional level.
According to a report from Tony Pauline of NFL Draft Analyst, multiple NFL general managers have said to “stay away” from Rosen if he declares for the 2018 draft.
“For more than a month now, I’ve heard there are a number of personality issues with Rosen that have rubbed NFL people the wrong way.
“When speaking about the signal caller, at least two general managers have said ‘stay away.’ One general manager, whose team will likely end up with a top-12 selection and needs a quarterback, said he would not select him from his early off-the-field evaluations.
“Opinions are that Rosen is not the leader they need on the field for the next level — the things he’s gotten away with on the college field won’t fly in the NFL. The word egotistical was mentioned many times in referring to Rosen.
“I’m told many of his UCLA teammates love Rosen the quarterback but are not big fans of Rosen the person. It made me reflect back to many of the things I heard and reported on Connor Cook as he went through the draft process.”
It has since been revealed that one of the general managers who said to stay away from Rosen is newly hired Cleveland Browns GM John Dorsey.
— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) December 24, 2017
The Browns have already clinched the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, and it’s safe to say they won’t be using that pick on Rosen if the UCLA quarterback foregoes his senior season (as expected) and turns pro.