Troy Aikman has a lot of bullet points on his resume. He’s been a Super Bowl champion. He’s been to the Pro Bowl. He’s been an All-American. And he’s a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Do you know what else Aikman can claim? He was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft. So, he knows a thing or two about being a highly rated college prospect.
And when it comes to the stacked pool of collegiate quarterbacks entering the 2018 NFL Draft, Aikman is putting his chips on a certain Pac-12 quarterback.
In 30 career games with UCLA, Rosen has thrown for 9,301 yards and 59 touchdowns — all while causing NFL scouts and executives to salivate at his potential.
However, he isn’t the only one.
Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield, and a whole laundry list of talented quarterbacks are going to be in high demand this offseason.
Having said that, Aikman is probably right in terms of Rosen being a top pick. The DeShone Kizer experiment is going as well as many hoped it would in Cleveland, so the Browns could be in the market for another quarterback. The New York Giants will also look to draft a successor for Eli Manning, who has already shown that Father Time is starting to take its toll on his career.
Long story short, bet on Rosen to be one of the first names called next spring.