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Report: AFC Executive Says UCLA QB Josh Rosen Is "A Mess Off The Field"

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen is expected to be taken very early in next year's NFL Draft.

The 2018 NFL Draft is thought to be loaded at the quarterback position. USC's Sam Darnold is the projected likely No. 1 pick, but Wyoming's Josh Allen, UCLA's Josh Rosen, Oklahoma State's Mason Rudolph and Louisville's Lamar Jackson all could be picked in the first round.

Rosen has been dubbed a future first-round pick since he enrolled in college in 2015. Despite missing half of last season with a shoulder injury, he has thrown for over 5,000 yards, 33 touchdowns and only 16 interceptions in 19 career games.

Despite the strong stats, Rosen isn't look at as a sure thing. In the latest Monday Morning Quarterback column, multiple NFL executives indicated some concern regarding drafting him.

One AFC college scouting director told writer Albert Breer that Rosen has "a ton of ability but tons of issues, like dedication, to work through." Another AFC executive was a little harsher, describing him as a "mess" off the field.

“He’s the one I know the best—he’s got size, athletic tools, velocity. He’s just a mess off the field and he’s coming off the injury. He needs to grow up, but the talent is off the charts.”

Now, this isn't the first time Rosen has been questioned. Critics have wondered about his maturity and off-field decision making in the past.

Still, we're almost a full year before the 2018 draft and we already have anonymous scouts and personnel people being quoted? Oh boy.