Published: Sun, December 24, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Josh Rosen gives thoughtful answer to 'should draft prospects play in bowl?'

Josh Rosen gives thoughtful answer to 'should draft prospects play in bowl?'

The Wildcats will face UCLA in a rematch of the 2014 Valero Alamo Bowl, which the Bruins won 40-35, but don't expect the 'Cats to be out to avenge that loss.

The junior quarterback will sit out the Cactus Bowl against Kansas State under doctor's orders, according to multiple reports.

Rosen, who is from the affluent Manhattan Beach neighborhood near Los Angeles, suffered his second concussion of the season in UCLA's season-ending victory over California.

That question, centered around UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, is on the minds of outside observers heading into the Cactus Bowl.

Rosen threw for 3,670 yards and 23 touchdowns to just 11 interceptions this season. "After the (bowl game), there is going to be so much newness for them, whether it be all the guys who are graduating or a couple of guys leaving early possibly".

Former Oregon coach Chip Kelly was hired to replace Mora, and offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch will coach the Bruins here. "I love these guys".

"I think it's fair with the Christian McCaffreys and the Leonard Fournettes, maybe with Derwin (James), and some guys because they play really physical positions", Rosen said.

Rosen has been rated as one of the top players in the country, despite his Bruins finishing the year 6-6.

Time will tell in regards to his National Football League career, but for now, it seems all but a certainty with him skipping the bowl game that his UCLA career has come to a close.

We'll update this story with any further information on Rosen. He can literally make every throw that any quarterback, pro or college, needs to make. "I just take pride in being a good, efficient, solid quarterback".

"The throws he makes on film is just kind of ridiculous, said KSU defensive back Duke Shelley". And that's an attribute that you really can't coach: accuracy. And for them, it's not an issue of if they're getting hurt, it's an issue of how severe, because most of those guys get banged up, to some extent, every single game. "Whichever guy goes, we will be ready". "You can help develop it through time, but he just has the knack to be accurate".

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