Jared Goff was a four-star prospect coming out of high school
Jared Goff was a four-star prospect coming out of high school, ranked No. 218 in the 247Sports Composite. Sonny Dykes saw a strong-armed player perfectly suited for his “Bear Raid” passing attack, naming Goff the first true freshman to start a season opener in school history. Goff set handfuls of school records (that he went on to break later in his career), but a 1-11 record made that first year a struggle.
Rosen, on the other hand, was as blue-chip as they come, a five-star prospect ranked as the No. 1 pro-style quarterback and No. 12 overall coming out of St. John Bosco in Bellflower, California. Like Goff, he enrolled early and was named the starter for the season opener as a freshman.
“Is that a good thing?” he asked.
“He’s a real football guy, like Tom [Brady], like Peyton [Manning], guys like that. They’re deep, deep into it.”
At this point in the fall, most NFL evaluators have finished scouting their primary schools and are now cross-checking certain positions around the country or checking out pop-up players (scouting slang for late-bloomer prospects that emerge during the fall).
With that in mind, I reached out to five executives and asked them this question: Who is the most underrated QB in college football? Here are their answers.
“I’d say Justin Herbert at Oregon. Dude can sling it and the Ducks really fell off after he went down (with an injury).”
“Rosier has stepped in for (Brad) Kaaya and the team hasn’t missed a beat. In fact, his mobility has probably improved them at the position. He shows the arm talent to develop into a next-level prospect with another year under (coach Mark) Richt.”