"I don't know where it comes from", Quessenberry added, when asked about the criticism Rosen gets. The second quarterback group included Heisman Trophy victor Baker Mayfield and UCLA's Josh Rosen, another potential top pick. Which one will distinguish himself this weekend?
"I like the UCF wide receiver credo, what they said, and they took pride in it, 'No block, no rock, '" Mayock said.
"The feedback was it's very hard for one person to see nine games at one time", said Allen Sills, the Vanderbilt neurosurgeon who serves as the NFL's chief medical officer. Perhaps the most fair takeaway from such negativity is Rosen is misunderstood. What happened was a few weeks before the combine, each club would submit a list of up to 60 players they wanted to meet with. He was cordial, willing and candid during his 15-minute Q&A. "Not maybe the IQ score, but the football acumen so we're able to watch film with these young men in a formal setting". He is the best pocket passer in this draft in my opinion, and the most pro ready. Rosen, on the other hand, is about as smooth as it gets for a three-year collegian who turned 21 less than a month ago. He shredded Penn State in the Rose Bowl, making ridiculous throws that are rarely seen on Sundays. "Just seeing what he would do on and off the field would be really big for myself". Some executives might see this as backing down from a challenge. Oh, and that one dissenter on Darnold going first? So it doesn't matter to him if you think he's bad.
That's the right approach, because Allen has become one of the National Football League draft's lightning rods for criticism. Mayfield is not Manziel. Numerous passes in that segment reached their targets around midfield.
Mayfield showed the snappy release and surprising velocity (for a shorter quarterback) that helped him complete more than 70 percent of his passes in each of his past two seasons. But he has consistently flashed a power arm, including at the Senior Bowl practices in January.
Allen played against lesser competition at Wyoming and didn't exactly dominate at that level, or shine when the Cowboys played against the likes of Nebraska, Iowa and Oregon.
If Pat Shurmur is already looking for a raise as head coach of the Giants, he may want to consider drafting Josh Allen. I mean, I love football with all of my heart and soul. Big arm - can throw it 82 yards in air he told me - big body - can take a hit - and mobile.
Jackson had some timing issues, throwing late and behind receivers, on various routes and even when he was in sync, the location of his throw wasn't ideal. The idea of him playing early his rookie season is overly optimistic.
Or will they be the next Paxton Lynch, the 2016 first-round flop whose inability to grasp the complexities of the pro game has Broncos GM John Elway once again searching for answers at quarterback?
This morning, guys like J.T. Barrett, Sam Darnold and Josh Allen ran.
Jackson has been one of the best college players the past two seasons, a true dual threat.
Hey, Sam, why not show off your ability and throw against your fellow QBs at the combine Saturday?
But the accuracy concerns - that pesky "a" word - have still followed Allen. But his athleticism is eye-popping. The doubts - about Jackson, about Mayfield, about Rosen - will start anew. However, if he's available later on, he would be a fascinating gamble.