UCLA links: Josh Rosen on the clock

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen (3) passes the ball against Hawaii during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Pasadena, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. UCLA won 56-23. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Josh Rosen can’t put off his NFL decision much longer.

With UCLA’s season officially over, the star junior has until Jan. 15 to declare for the NFL draft. He’s projected to be a near lock to be a top pick and a contender for the No. 1 pick.

The UCLA medical staff kept Rosen out of Tuesday’s bowl game due to concern about another concussion after he suffered two within four weeks earlier this season. When asked after the loss to Kansas State if Rosen was NFL-ready or could benefit from an extra year in college, interim head coach Jedd Fisch agreed with both statements.

“I think that he has the ability to go out there and throw any ball to anybody he wants,” the offensive coordinator said. “He’s got incredible accuracy. He’s incredibly talented and I’m sure if he wants to move on, he’s able to do that. If he wants to come back, he’ll help this team.”

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