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Mike Rose

LB

Iowa State

Height

6'4"

Weight

243

Vertical
Hand
Arm
Wingspan
34"
10 1/4"
33 1/4"
79 3/8"
40-Time
Vertical
Broad Jump
3-Cone
4.7
34"
10'1"
6.94
10-Time
20-Time
20-Shuttle
60-Shuttle
4.2

6.15

Final Grade

Injury History

Games Evaluated

vs Northen Iowa (2021), vs Iowa (2021)

Team Fit

MIA

SEA

NE

Strengths 

Rose is a great pound for pound linebacker, who plays with quality play strength. He plays with a low center of gravity, which makes it hard for blockers to knock him off balance. He is a menace inside the box and does a great job blowing p lead blockers and getting down hill to maker plays.He does a great job He is an extremely physical blitzer and has the capabilities to force turnovers. He is as tough as they come and is always around the football, which is a testament to his motor.

Weaknessess

Rose is not an elite athlete. His lack of speed and agility cause him to struggle in coverage as well as he does not possess the closing quickness to run down ball carriers. He does not have good hip fluidity or route recognition to be an effective in coverage. He struggles to stay in front of shifty ball carries where he too often was missing tackles, which resulted in negative plays turning positive.

Big Picture

Rose is an effective Sam Linebacker, when he is playing in the box. He has great play strength and gritty demeanor, which allows to disrupt plays. He is a physical blitzer that has the capability on any down he is blitzing to cause mayhem. However, if he is asked to cover ground outside of the box...Rose is limited. His lack of agility and speed cause him to struggle both in space and in coverage. He has tight hips, which prevents him from tracking ball carrier down and covering in space. He also missed far too many tackles for linebacker of his nature. Rose will very one dimensional at the next level. To find success he will have to play in a scheme that does not ask much of him outside the box. He is not an every down linebacker. However his toughness and motor should be a enough for him to find a spot as a quality special teams and role player.

Player Comp

Riley Cole

Athleticism:

6.05

7.25

Rose is not an elite athlete. He showed good agility and speed in the box. He plays true to his size and is explosive at the line. He lacks closing quickness to chase down runners.

Lateral Agility
Explosiveness
Playing Speed
Play Strength
Closing Quickness
6
6.25
6
6.5
5.5

6

Pass Rush Ability:

7.25

7.25

Big Play Ability

First-Step Quickness
Rush with Leverage
Pass Rush Moves
Timing
6
6
6
6

Has deceptively quick first step. He has great pad level when rushing and blitzing. He has limited pass rush moves, but the ones he has are effective. He does a good job timing his blitzes, but struggles when lined up as a pass rusher.

Coverage:

6

7.25

Rose is a liability in man coverage. He struggles to read routes. He doesn't fluid hips causing him to get beat on double moves. His zone coverage is decent, but needs to be polished at the next level.

Fluidity
Route Recognition
Man Coverage
Zone Coverage
6
6
6
6

Against The Run:

6.22

7.25

Rose is good in the box, stuffing blockers and utilizing lower pad level to blow up[ plays. He lacks the ideal range for a linebacker of his size, but gets the job done. He does a great job with his pursuit angles in lue of elite speed. He too often was missing tackles.

Play with Leverage
Stack and Shed
Range
Pursuit Angles
Tackling
6.5
6.5
6
6.35
5.75

Competitiveness:

7

Rose has the grit and toughness teams look for in a linebacker. He is constantly running around whether it be chasing down a tackler or in zone coverage. Rose seemed poised within the Cyclones defense, which is huge for a linebacker at the next level.

Toughness
Leadership
Consistency/Motor
7
7
7

Intelligence:

6

7.25

Rose's size makes him more versatile than most linebackers. He has decent play recognition in the box, but struggles outside of it. This is true for his processing skills as well.

Processing Skills:
Play Recognition
Position Versatility
6
6
6