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Friday, July 20, 2018

Jim Mora: Josh Rosen is on track to graduate in June

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Josh Rosen insists he has yet to make a decision about whether or not he will declare for the 2018 NFL Draft, but all signs point to the junior turning pro. One line of thinking is that he will want to stay at UCLA to earn his degree. Apparently that won’t be a factor.

In an appearance on Colin Cowherd’s show Wednesday, former UCLA head coach Jim Mora revealed that Rosen is on track to graduate in June.

“I don’t know what his decision will be. I think I have an idea,” Mora said. “I know this — Josh is on track to graduate. He will graduate. He’s incredibly bright. I think he’ll graduate at the end of this year, after three years. He’s a guy that takes his academics very, very serious.”

Cowherd had suggested that Rosen could forego his senior season and come back at some point to earn his degree, but it sounds as if the quarterback planned for that. As if that isn’t evidence enough that Rosen is planning to declare for the draft, Mora mentioned how he doesn’t believe Rosen would thrive in Chip Kelly’s system.

“A new system — I’m not sure Chip Kelly’s system is a system that’s perfect for a guy like Josh Rosen who’s a pure pocket passer and can make every throw,” Mora said.

A recent report indicated that Rosen has already made up his mind about leaving UCLA, but the 20-year-old fired back with an animated tweet. Even if the decision hasn’t been made official, Mora gave plenty of hints about which way Rosen is leaning.

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