On the field, Rosen can get lost in trying to be a hero. He tries to make throws that are late, which results in interceptions or passes batted down at the line of scrimmage—both of which are concerning. He’s also not the athlete Mayfield, Allen or Darnold are in terms of pocket mobility.
Injuries have been an issue for Rosen. As a freshman, he stayed off the injury report, but as a sophomore, he played in just six games before a shoulder injury that required minor surgery shut him down. Coming back as a junior in 2017, Rosen missed two games after suffering two concussions. Those issues, more than any perceived character problems, might precipitate a draft-night drop.
Bears fortunate to be sitting out the 2018 QB dance fever More It’s not easy to feel truly sorry for higher-ups with NFL teams, if for no other reason than the salaries that come with jobs that a whole lot of people would pay to do. But along with the escalating interest and buzz developing in the final run-up to the 2018 draft comes an inevitable and understandably rising level of tension, particularly with teams whose mission statement includes line in boldface type: Find a quarterback – now.
A supreme athlete with outstanding ball skills, he is unmatched in this class in terms of his ability to stay in a receiver’s hip pocket. A lack of ideal size might be his only notable shortcoming, as bigger receivers could prove challenging in press coverage. Projected: potential top 10
2. Josh Jackson, Iowa (6-0, 196): In his first year as a starter, he established himself as a dominant defensive back with a Football Bowl Subdivision high of eight interceptions. Jackson’s rare ball skills and aggressive mindset could make quarterbacks hesitate when deciding whether to throw his way.
3. Jaire Alexander, Louisville (5-10, 196): Something of a forgotten man in 2017 after missing about half the season with knee and hand injuries, he put himself squarely back into the conversation of the draft’s top corners with a 4.38-second 40-yard dash at the combine and a smooth run in position drills.