Below are notable UCLA Bruins prospects eligible for the 2018 NFL Draft. The teams’ crop of prospects is headlined by potential franchise QB Josh Rosen; who was sorely missed down the stretch in 2016. The team flopped to a 4-8 record last year as Rosen missed the second half of the year but figures to be back to relevancy in the PAC-12 again this season.
Defensively, the team was hit hard by graduation. The team lost Takk McKinley, Randall Goforth, Javon Brown, Eddie Vanderdoes and Fabian Moreau to the NFL.
Quarterback Josh Rosen – 6040, 220 – Junior
Rosen, when healthy, is a tremendous Quarterback prospect. He’s got exciting arm talent and the drop back ability that will appeal to NFL coaches and decision makers alike. Rosen is at his best working from the pocket: he shows comfort moving around rushers and keeping his eyes down the field. Some of his best throws are deeper attacking routes 20+ yards down the field.
The big question for Rosen is how does that pesky right shoulder feel? Rosen was shelved with a nerve issue but by all reports he’s back to in the clear.
Center Scott Quessenberry – 6040, 315 – Redshirt Senior
Football has become a family affair for the Quessenberrys. Brother David was a 6th round selection by the Texans and recently made a return to action after a battle with cancer. Scott has bounced back and forth along the interior of the offensive line throughout his career at UCLA, versatility that could serve him well in the future.
A 1st team All-PAC 12 athlete in 2016, it appears as though he’s settled into a solidified role as the team’s starting center in his final season of eligibility with the Bruins.