Getting To Know : Josh Rosen


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Miami Dolphins
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: February 10, 1997 (age 22)
Manhattan Beach, California
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: St. John Bosco
(Bellflower, California)
College: UCLA
NFL Draft: 2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Career history
Roster status: Active
Overview

Josh Rosen’s footwork and mechanics make him as pretty a quarterback as you will find in this year’s draft. The biggest concern with Rosen is that his on-field success requires many elements to stay on schedule. He lacks plus arm strength, so identifying coverage (pre- and post-snap) and throwing with anticipation takes on added importance. Rosen has the pocket poise, accuracy and intelligence to become a good NFL starter, but he needs to be willing to take what defenses give him more frequently. Rosen will need to quell concerns surrounding leadership and coachability early on in order to establish a strong first impression and get his career off on the right foot.

Strengths
  • Tennis prodigy with impeccable footwork and delivery balance
  • Plays with excellent coordination between eyes and feet
  • Gets head around quickly on play-fakes
  • Has experience under center
  • Anchors in pocket and doesn’t creep around needlessly
  • Trusts his protection and doesn’t take eyes of targets when pressure mounts from the edge
  • Climbs pocket when appropriate
  • Willing to stand and deliver in face of pressure
  • Completed 63 percent of his passes when blitzed in 2017
  • Accuracy totals negatively impacted by 31 receiver drops this year
  • Holds his water in pocket
  • Mechanics are terrific
  • Rarely over-strides and throws with consistently bent front knee
  • Throwing motion and follow-through are effortless
  • Extremely confident and intelligent
  • Throws receivers open
  • Might be best back shoulder thrower in the game
  • Shows ability to speed up operation time for move to next level
  • Very good usage of shoulder fakes and hitches to move defenders or buy additional time for receivers to uncover
  • Touch passer who can throw feathers when needed
Weaknesses
  • Durability is a concern
  • Carries slight build and has had injury issues dating back to high school
  • Carries ball low in pocket with slight upward pre-throw hitch
  • Too casual in pocket set-up
  • Decision making and post-snap reads are inconsistent
  • Refuses easy throws at times
  • Arm talent and strength are below average
  • May need to make greater effort to drive field and seam throws
  • Poor career deep ball completion rate
  • Excess air under ball allows challenges
  • Lacks gun to challenge safeties with rip throws over the top
  • Needs better anticipation
  • Poor mobility
  • Struggles to elude early pressure
  • Completed just 42.4 percent of his throws when forced to move
  • Too much hero ball
  • Extends plays and takes unnecessary chances rather than throwing it away
  • Scouts question his passion for football and whether he will be a willing student

 

TDS Take:

What is there not to like about trading our #62 pick in the 2019 NFL draft for a 22 year old QB who was drafted 10th overall in 2018 by the Arizona Cardinals to only be dumped for a sexier pick a year later? The Dolphins got a steal as well as a GREAT DEAL because we get him after Arizona paid the bulk of his rookie deal with his signing bonus. He kinda reminds me of Aaron Rodgers a little bit and if he can even come close to playing like Rodgers we Dolphins fans will be ecstatic!

Miami has him for the next 3+ years for 2 million a season!!!

Josh has been through some ordeals in his short NFL career as he has been criticized for his comments last year when he said “There were nine mistakes made ahead of him”

He has been called arrogant, entitled, a person with to many OUTSIDE interest and also some have complained because he wants to know why to much..

Also his former college head coach Jim Mora who’s comments were taken out of context when he did an evaluation of Rosen before the draft last year made this comment about Josh….

“Josh, I think, without a doubt, is the number one quarterback in the draft. He’s a franchise-changer. He’s got the ability to have an immediate impact. His arm talent, intelligence, and his ability to see the game and diagnose the game is rare. He’d come to the sidelines after a play and it was uncanny—he could right away say exactly why he made every decision.”

Josh also made a Classy Video upon leaving Arizona when he was traded that will show that he is maybe MATURING  or at the very least is getting good advice:

His teammate Larry Fitzgerald had this to say about Rosen

“I applaud his position of how he handles his business,” Fitzgerald said. “He literally, he just, ‘Only thing I can control is me and my effort today and how much I can learn this offense to be the best quarterback I can be for the Arizona Cardinals until something else changes.’ Really, as a 22-year-old kid, I love his demeanor.

Welcome to Miami Josh and bring that 1000 LB chip on your shoulders with you!!!

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