Buffalo Bills: Why the team will draft Josh Rosen

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The Fit

Rosen is the most pro-ready quarterback in the class. His accuracy to all levels, natural abilities within the pocket, experience in a pro-system, strong arm, ability to play under center, and field vision make him a rare prospect. He can step right into an offense and not miss a beat.

All of this has to be appealing to the Bills. Not only can Rosen quickly process reads and diagnose defenses, but he has the physical gifts to be able to get the ball wherever it needs to go. With Brian Daboll taking over as offensive coordinator, he will love having a player with Rosen’s skill-set to step in and pick up his offense.

After watching Rosen’s tape from the USC game, he does not back down in the big games – something that can’t be said for every Bills QB over the past several seasons. He went toe-to-toe with Sam Darnold and the 11tg ranked Trojans and had the Bruins within a touchdown at the end of the game.

Not saying the Bills have played in the biggest of games over the years with the highest stakes, but it shows that when it comes down to it, Rosen is a gamer. He also showed that off when he led his team to one of the biggest comebacks in college football history against Texas A&M. Down 38-10, Rosen and UCLA came all the way back to win the game, 45-44.

If you don’t think he cares about football, look at how he reacted when he threw the game winning touchdown pass on a fake spike against A&M. If you don’t think his teammates love him, then look at how they swarm him when he gets to the sideline.

The point is he shows up in big games and his guys love him because he will take the big hit and make the big throw. It has been awhile since we have been able to say that about a Bills quarterback.

Throughout watching the USC game, you can see the different types of sets and schemes that Rosen can handle. He can run a RPO type offense, or a traditional type of offense that the team may want. He played snaps under center, out of the gun, and in multiple formations. That makes him appealing to a new, young, and innovative offensive coordinator.

Buffalo has clearly shown their interest in Rosen through scouting and their vocal interest in bringing him to One Bills Drive for a pre-draft meeting. It has also been rumored that the Bills are doing their homework on moving up for a quarterback, and Rosen is that guy.