Things I Like
- Rosen is the most pro ready QB in this years draft
- Exhibits good touch on passes that require it.
- Throws with timing, anticipation, and velocity.
- Picture perfect throwing motion
- Football IQ is wise beyond his years
- Rosen excels over the middle of the field, especially intermediate throws.
- Excellent footwork
Things I don’t
- Is he a leader? Some reports have Rosen as an aloof malcontent in the mold of Jay Cutler while others say his temperament and leadership very good.
- There’s also a coachability angle, Trent Dilfer said that Rosen was the most difficult prospect he’s dealt with as the head of Elite 11. It remains to be seen if Rosen is a demanding football savant or a player that is difficult to coach.
- Rosen’s struggles when he’s forced to move off his spot.He’s fantastic when he’s on schedule but when he’s not the results are inconsistent.
- Rosen’s narrow frame brings his injury history to the forefront.
- Injury history is problematic. Had a shoulder injury in 2016 and two concussions. Is he durable enough for a full season?
- His decision making can be spotty. Prone to trying to do it all by himself. He was lucky quite a few times last year that horrible passes weren’t intercepted
Comparison: Eli Manning, Rosen is advanced at the mental aspects the way Eli was and is just as immobile as a young Eli as well.
Overall: I believe that Rosen is the surest QB prospect in the draft. His floor is very high. At worst you’re getting a QB with an above average arm who has a high football IQ. I also don’t buy the personality/dedication issues. The NFL wants cookie cutter players. Rosen isn’t, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a love for the game, watch him play there is no doubt.