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Josh Rosen officially declares for NFL Draft pic.twitter.com/35vr1vmC26
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Josh Rosen and Sam Darnold could be the top two picks in the 2018 NFL draft. “Could” being the key word.
There has already been a lot of back and forth as to which player is better. Honestly, this will come down to personal preference as much as anything.
Think back to the 2016 draft. The Rams had Jared Goff as the top player on their board. The Eagles had Wentz atop theirs. Both teams got the player they wanted and things have looked great so far.
Rosen is the more polished player and is a better pocket passer. Darnold can create plays on the move. He also had more team success, for those organizations that put emphasis on winning.
I could see Hue Jackson preferring Darnold. Jackson worked with Carson Palmer and loved his combination of size, passing skills and athleticism (back when Palmer was young and healthy).
We don’t know who will be coaching the Giants so it’s impossible to guess what they might want with the second pick.
It is still possible Baker Mayfield could be the first or second QB.
Let the rumor mill begin.