Josh Rosen and Sam Darnold both decided to leave college early to declare for the 2018 NFL Draft. Washington State coach Mike Leach, who coached against both quarterbacks, disagrees with their decision to turn pro.
“I thought they both should have stayed,” Leach said, per SiriusXM NFL Radio. “I think that Rosen measures out better in some areas, the ball he throws is real pretty, but to me it seems like Darnold elevates his team and I think those guys play around him a little better.”
Most people around football believe Rosen made the right decision to declare for the draft. However, there are mixed reviews on Darnold. Some scouts and analysts think the USC quarterback would’ve benefitted by playing one more season with the Trojans.
Game film illustrates Rosen is the more polished quarterback right now. Although, some believe Darnold has the biggest upside between the two.
Only time will tell. What we do know is both will be selected early in this year’s draft.
As for Leach’s comments, it’s a safe bet that Washington State fans differ from him. Cougars fans are happy the team won’t have to face Rosen and Darnold going forward.