NFL.com’s Charley Casserly just released his latest 2018 NFL mock draft and continues the popular trend of quarterback Josh Rosen being selected by the New York Jets.
With the 2018 NFL Draft on the horizon, expect to see a plethora of mock drafts hit the internet. The majority tend to follow the trend of which quarterback out of the Big 4 will end up being selected by the New York Jets.
NFL.com’s Charley Casserly, one of the top and most respected football analysts in the world, also believes that is what will transpire when the Jets are on the clock with the No. 3 overall pick. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen is heading to the Jets as per Casserly’s latest mock draft.
It makes sense in the grand scheme of things considering that out of the Big 4, Rosen not only has the higher upside but is everything the Jets need in a future franchise quarterback. He has the size, stats, and work ethic to be the perfect quarterback to thrive in the city that never sleeps.
Casserly believes that Rosen is clearly the best option out of the Big 4. Here is what he said directly from his latest mock draft from NFL.com:
Rosen will be the most scrutinized pick from this draft for years to come. He’s the most pro-ready QB in this class.
It’s no secret that the Jets haven’t had a consistent or even a successful young franchise quarterback in what seems like forever. For many years now, they’ve tried to draft quarterbacks with the potential to be “the guy” but they never worked out. Hopefully this year, all that is about to change thanks to Rosen and the fact that it’s true, he likely will have the better career thanks to running a pro-style offense in three years at UCLA.
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The Jets made a huge trade to move up in this year’s draft in order to be in a position to pick one of the top two quarterbacks that should hopefully be available when they’re on the clock. It will likely come down between Rosen and Baker Mayfield with the likelihood that the Jets would go with the former rather than the latter.
Casserly believes that Mayfield isn’t viewed as the top quarterback out of the Big 4 and actually has him heading to the Miami Dolphins with the No. 11 overall pick in his mock draft. It probably has to do with the fact that he’s shorter (6-1) compared to other quarterbacks and can bring more distractions to a team due to his antics on and off the field.
For the Jets, if Casserly’s mock draft ends up being what ultimately transpires, Rosen would likely be everything they could ask for and then some in a future franchise quarterback. Best of all, he wouldn’t have to start come Week 1 of the regular season since the Jets will likely start either Josh McCown or Teddy Bridgewater.
Unless Rosen plays lights out football during training camp and preseason action, he can sit back and learn until his number is eventually called, either this year or at best, next year. Either way, Rosen to the Jets would be a great decision by general manager Mike Maccagnan to continue rebuilding the franchise for a brighter future.