With a little over a month before the NFL Draft, and college pro days winding down, the Buffalo Bills have begun detailing their draft board and checking in on potential picks. With the team deeply invested in adding a quarterback to the roster, it’s to be expected that the team investigate each of the top options available. While Brandon Beane recently complained that he hadn’t spent more than 15 minutes with any of the prospects, the Bills have already begun the process of spending quality time with this year’s top passers. FOX Sports reporter Bruce Feldman tweeted Wednesday that the Bills had held a workout with UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen in Los Angeles Sunday, two days before the Browns and Giants held workouts of their own.
Rosen, a former five star recruit who was given the lofty nickname of “The Chosen One” during his recruiting process, is considered to be potentially the best quarterback prospect in this draft. We’ll go into more detail about Rosen and each of his fellow prospects with in-depth breakdowns in the coming weeks, but the CliffsNotes are as follows:
- Rosen was a Freshman All-American who has started three seasons for the Bruins.
- A shoulder surgery in 2016 caused him to miss six games, and Rosen missed two games this year due to two concussions.
- With a 62.6 completion percentage, 26 touchdowns to 10 interceptions, and 8.3 yards per attempt, Rosen came back strongly from his shoulder injury as a junior.
- Rosen has a reputation as an outspoken critical thinker, taking stances on politics and the NCAA that rub the NFL’s old guard the wrong way.
In addition to the private workouts, we’ll soon start hearing more about the team privately hosting players at One Bills Drive. Last year the team drafted one player from the known list of visits, quarterback Nathan Peterman, and they added cornerback Marcus Sayles as an undrafted free agent. With Brandon Beane running his first draft for the team, we’ll be looking for more trends to indicate Buffalo’s eventual interest for this rookie class.