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First-round draft prospect Josh Rosen explains infamous hot tub photo from 2015

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The 2018 NFL draft takes place later this month and it's shaping up to be one of the most interesting in recent years. 

That's down to, in part, the fact that there are a lot of teams looking to draft a quarterback early. 

In fact, four college signal-callers could be drafted as a first-round pick, by teams including the Cleveland Browns, the New York Giants and the New York Jets. 

Those on the board include Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield and Josh Rosen. 

Allen, coming out of Wyoming could go as the first overall pick, while the likes of USC's Darnold and Oklahoma's Mayfield are expected to go later in the first round. 

Despite having great potential, Rosen, who went to college at UCLA, is expected to be drafted after those other three. 

That's apparently down to his reputation off the field. NFL coaches and owners are wary of the sort of things Rosen has talked about in the media and according to Walter Football, scouts have suggested that even some of his teammates don't like him. 

Arguably then, Rosen is already a risk to take. And in the past, his behaviour hasn't exactly helped him project a positive image of a quarterback trying to get into the NFL. 

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Back in 2015, the college quarterback posted a photo of himself sitting in a hot tub inside his dorm. He also posted a video on Instagram showing it off too. 

Obviously, Rosen knows how to have fun - and that's something he should have been allowed to do in his freshman year. 

But what he did doesn't exactly help his image, especially now as he's trying to get drafted.  

Recently, he's opened up about the incident and explained that he regrets what he did back in 2015. In fact, when asked what the "most jerkish" thing he's ever done is, Rosen cited the hot tub. 

He was asked by ESPN which part of the photo he regretted the most - whether it be having it in his room, hosting a woman in the tub or allowing the photo to hit Instagram. 

"Hosting a woman in the tub. It’s about tailoring the message," he said. "I accidentally shipped it to my mom’s house. My mom thought it was hilarious and drove it up for me. I thought it was hilarious because she did."  


"But I shouldn’t have had a woman in there. I enjoy making people laugh, but what I find funny and put online, others might misconstrue and find jerkish.

"I need to refine my message but not lose who I am."

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