Gil Brandt, the former vice president of player personnel for the Dallas Cowboys and current NFL Network analyst, knows who he would draft this month if he needed a quarterback.
In an interview with MMQB, Brandt said assuredly that UCLA’s Josh Rosen is the best quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft class.
“You want to be the surest that you won’t be laughed at five years down the line with one of these quarterbacks? Pick Rosen. He’s a player,” Brandt told MMQB’s Peter King.
Brandt said he believes Rosen is a better option behind center than USC’s Sam Darnold, Wyoming’s Josh Allen, Louisville’s Lamar Jackson or Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield. All five quarterbacks could go in the first round.
Rosen is projected to be a top-10 pick in most mock drafts.
“I have zero questions about Josh Rosen. I have no problems with him at all,” Brandt said.