UCLA head football coach Jim Mora said his "firm belief" is star quarterback Josh Rosen won't declare for the 2018 NFL draft following the Bruins' 2017 season.

On Wednesday, Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports passed along comments from Mora, who admitted his outlook is subject to change during or after Rosen's junior campaign.

"I want a disclaimer, I have an option to change my opinion," he said. "But as we sit here right now, I can really honestly say I don't think he's going to leave."

Rosen is projected as one of the top prospects in next year's NFL draft. Unless he struggles during the upcoming season, Mora's comments likely fall under the umbrella of wishful thinking.

The 20-year-old California native has completed 59.7 percent of his throws for 5,584 yards with 33 touchdowns and 16 interceptions across 19 games at UCLA. He's shown the arm talent NFL teams crave, but his task this year will be showing more consistency, especially against top opponents.