He checks all the boxes when you are looking for the prototypical QB, he’s tall 6′-4″ and have the body frame of the 23 year old kid he is.
College Career Stats (712 Completions, over 60% of his passes completed, 9,340 yards passing, 59 TD’s and 26 INT’s)
Walters Football’s Scouting Report had this to say about Josh Rosen:
Of the top quarterback prospects for the 2018 NFL Draft, Rosen has the best mechanics and is the most natural pocket passer. He throws a tremendous ball and can really spin it. Rosen’s tight spiral helps him to get his passes through tight windows and beat good coverage. There is no throw that Rosen can’t make for the NFL, and instantly next fall, he will be among the stronger arms of the starting quarterbacks in the league. The ball just explodes out of his hand, and you never saw his passes wobble when he went downfield.
For a college quarterback going to the NFL, Rosen has impressive footwork, and that leads to him throwing the ball accurately with good placement. Rosen’s accuracy, timing, precision and arm strength make him deadly to move the ball down the field in a blur. He is good at running the 2-minute drill and is fully capable of carving up prevent zone defenses.
Rosen has good vision to work off his first read and find open targets, plus possesses the pocket presence to throw in the face of the rush. With his arm, feet, vision and stature, Rosen is prototypical pocket-passing quarterback prospect for the NFL.(Complete Report)
The NFL Draft & Combine had this to say about Josh Rosen
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.
Locked On Dolphins Travis Wingfield wrote this about Rosen (April 28, 2019)
Polished: Josh Rosen has the feature that will adorn the casual observer to his game – the big arm. He can drive the ball deep down the field, into tight windows in the intermediate areas, and to the field-side perimeter. The ball jumps off his hand unlike just about any quarterback in college football. From the time he pulls the trigger, to the time the ball is on the target, is as quick as they come.
The arm doesn’t slump when he’s forced into an off-balanced position either. He can generate power on the move, against his body or in the face of the rush. He’s a natural passer with a fluid motion that doesn’t feature any hitches or quirks. The ball is always securely held up around his chest and there are no wasted motions, from that point, to the top of his release.
CBS Sorts Josh Rosen Draft Profile said this
Smooth pocket passer with textbook delivery, consistent spiral and great arm strength. Accuracy isn’t an issue. Good, not great moving inside the pocket. Same goes for downfield ball placement. Has tendency to force throws into dangerous situations, especially when improvising.
The Bleacher Report Rosen Profile said this about Rosen:
—In terms of mechanics, accuracy, footwork and touch, he’s the best passer in the 2018 draft class. He’s an incredibly clean passer.
—Rosen’s background as a tennis player is obvious in watching him take a three- or five-step drop.
—He’s a prototype in his release and delivery and operates like an NFL quarterback on play action.
—Rosen doesn’t get rattled in the pocket despite a thin frame and tends to get better the more he’s hit.
—With little talent around him at UCLA this season, Rosen’s numbers weren’t off the charts. Drops and missed connections played a role too.
I am at a loss for words as to why the narrative out there is that Josh Rosen is a bust and that Miami is looking to draft a QB in 2020 (I don’t think they need to) Josh Rosen is just 22 years old and has all the skills to succeed in the NFL and much like any young QB needs to be developed on the NFL level. I for one feel it is the Dolphins obligation to give Rosen the time and resources to develop in their search for a franchise QB because given the right support who’s to say Rosen is not the answer?
Even if Miami draft a QB in this years NFL Draft I am rooting for Josh Rosen to have a great year two with the Dolphins. It is my hope that Miami be a little more patient with Rosen and allow him to only compete this year against Ryan Fitzpatrick for the staring job in Miami and at seasons end decide if they truly need to address the QB position in 2021 where there are some good young prospects ready to come into the NFL that would provide legitimate competition in 2021 for Josh Rosen.
When reading about Josh Rosen’s things he needs to work on it comes down to his maturity and development as well as being challenged because of his thinking process he can come across as difficult to deal with as his former college head coach and former NFL coach Jim Mora had this to say about Josh Rosen
Mora said he believes USC product Sam Darnold would be a better fit for the Cleveland Browns with the No. 1 overall pick than Rosen, who played for Mora at UCLA. Mora then told Sports Illustrated on Sunday that Rosen is a millennial who “needs to be challenged intellectually so he doesn’t get bored,” while also calling him “without a doubt … the number-one quarterback in the draft.”
To which Josh Rosen had the perfect response to his former coach….