Biography: Started five games as a senior finishing the year with 10/3/2. Posted similar numbers of 10/3/1 as a junior.
Positives: Impressive physical specimen who flashes ability on the field. Plays with good knee bend, gets leverage on opponents and shows power at the point of attack. Immediately alters his angle of attack, loses no momentum changing direction, and fluid moving about the field. Fights with his hands throughout the action, slides laterally to make plays and nicely redirects to ball-carriers. Makes a lot of athletic plays on the field and shows ability in back side pursuit.
Negatives: Lacks great lower body strength and will be pushed off the line on running downs. Does not display great quickness and explosion in his game. Marginally productive at Ohio State.
Analysis: Rose looks the part and has occasionally played to it the past two seasons yet never fully transferred his athletic abilities onto the football field. He's worth bringing into camp and offers a great degree of upside but must pull it together quickly to have a career at the next level. Could find a home on a practice squad for team that's willing to be patient with the hopes of developing him.
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