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NFL personnel man questions attitude of UCLA's Josh Rosen

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Is UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen the impetuous kid that Bruins coach Jim Mora has had to admonish at times, or is he quickly growing into a level of maturity that matches his prolific talent?

It depends upon whom is asked, of course, but at least one NFL personnel man is, for now, assuming the former.

Former Chicago Bears Director of College Scouting Greg Gabriel tweeted Wednesday that Rosen's attitude was described by the NFL source as one of "entitlement," and that the Bruins star sophomore isn't yet as good as he thinks he is. That's a reputation Rosen has forged with a few questionable off-field decisions, but there is more than enough time for Rosen to begin reshaping perceptions.

In fact, he already has, teammates Mike Fafaul and Eldridge Massington indicated to the Los Angeles Times.

Keep in mind, Rosen has a lot more time left to log into his college football career than he's logged already. Just a true freshman a year ago, he exploded onto the Pac-12 scene with 3,670 passing yards and 23 touchdown passes. He's got at least two more years to go with the Bruins, if not three, and can't be eligible for the NFL Draft any sooner than 2018.

In other words, it's a little early for labels.

By the time Rosen plants himself in the hot seat of an interview with an NFL club, whenever that time comes, his maturity level in his first year of college could be more of an afterthought than a central topic. If there is something to be learned for Rosen from what Gabriel was told, it's that NFL clubs don't wait until a prospect's junior year to start paying attention.

Like it or not, especially for an elite passing talent, they're paying attention now.

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter @ChaseGoodbread.

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