UCLA's Josh Rosen could return to school to avoid Browns selection

Arnold Nichols
December 26, 2017

Mock 2018 National Football League drafts-here, here, here, and here, for example-tend to favor UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen as the number one overall pick, headed to the Cleveland Browns, who have needed a franchise quarterback for, well, my entire life.

With Sunday's 20-3 loss to Chicago at Soldier Field, the Browns (0-15) clinched the top pick in next year's draft.

All these years later, UCLA Bruins QBJosh Rosen is trying to do what Eli did and prevent the Cleveland Browns from drafting him, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

It would seem odd for a player to turn down No. 1 overall money to go back to school for a year, especially considering his stock could fall and the Browns could still be in a position to draft him again next year. He's reportedly expressed concerns about ending up with the Browns.

"I didnt say anything about the Browns", Darnold said.

ESPN's Todd McShay and Mel Kiper both project the college star in the top-five if he were to declare, and the winless Browns are a lock to draft a quarterback at some point.

"I am looking forward to this game", Fisch said.

UCLA junior quarterback Josh Rosen might not play in his team's Cactus Bowl game against Kansas State on Tuesday, because of a concussion risk.

Rosen has not yet officially declared for the draft, but would likely be one of the first picks in the draft. NY would clinch no worse than the No. 2 pick with losses in each of its last two games.

Rosen compared his situation as a quarterback to that of running backs who have received criticism for deciding to skip their team's bowl games in previous years, such as Christian McCaffrey and Leonard Fournette.

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