ARIZONA CARDINALS

Neuheisel: Cardinals’ Josh Rosen is ‘ready-made’ for NFL

May 21, 2018, 3:04 PM
UCLA's Josh Rosen (3) throws a pass against Arizona State during the first half of an NCAA college ...
UCLA's Josh Rosen (3) throws a pass against Arizona State during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona State on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The opinions on the Arizona Cardinals’ first round draft pick, Josh Rosen, have been both positive and negative from critics in the media.

Former UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel falls into the former group.

“I think he’s the steal of the draft. I think he’s the best guy of all the quarterbacks, at least at this point. Ready-made,” Neuheisel said while joining Bickley & Marotta on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.

As an analyst for the Pac-12 Network, Neuheisel covered many of Rosen’s games as quarterback at UCLA.

Although Neuheisel never coached Rosen at UCLA, he mentioned that after spending some time with the quarterback, Rosen’s intelligence stood out.

“He is built for for the NFL game in terms of pocket presence and the ability to see the mini-field, that area between the hashes to about 22 yards. He can throw people open in that area,” Neuheisel said.

Neuheisel, who discussed his new position as coach of the upstart Alliance of American Football team, which will be based in Tempe, saved his highest praise of Rosen for last.

“I think great things are going to ensue. It wouldn’t shock me if he wins Rookie of the Year,” he said.

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