Expert Opinion: Josh Rosen’s Profile
If you don’t know who Josh Rosen is, then I firmly believe you live under a rock. Josh is one of the top quarterbacks in entering the draft and is going to be a top-five pick. Rosen can be selected by the Browns (1,4), the Giants (2), the Jets (3) or even the Broncos (5). The juice is worth the squeeze and here’s why:
Josh Rosen is tough enough to stand in there and take a hit to get a good pass off. He has confidence in his line to keep him protected so he doesn’t wander out of the pocket unless necessary. The UCLA product remains calm and keeps his eyes on his target even in the face of danger. In fact, he completed 63% of his passes when blitzed in the 2017 campaign.
Rosen is also praised for his ideal mechanics in his throwing motion and follow through. Plus, his excellent footwork can be traced back to his tennis days. Rosen always appears to be balanced and throws on target. He finished 2017 completing 62.6% of his passes and that includes the 31 drops recorded by receivers.
He has the skills and the know how, but his passion is in question as well as his coachability. These are just minor concerns if they hold any weight at all. Durability is more of a concern for me. Rosen injured his throwing shoulder as a sophomore and needed surgery, but didn’t show any signs of inhibition returning for his junior year. The two concussions he suffered in 2017 concern me, but that won’t scare off the Jets from selecting him third overall.
Ultimately, Josh Rosen has the brains, the demeanor, the accuracy and the mechanics to an NFL starter and possibly a future Pro Bowler.
40-yard dash: 4.92 seconds
Vertical Jump: 31″
Broad Jump: 111″
3 cone drill: 7.09 seconds
20-yard shuttle: 4.28 seconds