Mike Rose

Mike Rose

Measurements
  • Height
    6036
  • Hand
    10 1/8
  • VJ
    34
  • Weight
    245lbs
  • Arm
    33 1/4
  • Speed
LB Combine Averages
  • Height
    6011
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    34
  • Weight
    238lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.69
Sales Pinckney - Scout
Mike Rose
  • Overall Rank
    156
  • Position Rank
    15
  • Position
    LB
  • Age
    22.1 Years
  • Team
    IOWA ST

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles TFL Pressure % Yds/Cov Snap
2018 13 75 9.0 14.4% 0.53
2019 13 77 9.5 16.9% 0.86
2020 12 99 10.5 35.4% 1.42
2021 11 73 12.0 14.6% 1.16

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Mike Rose possesses outstanding overall size and adequate length for the linebacker position. He has a dense and muscular frame with thick thighs. Missed 1 regular season game in 2021 with a shoulder injury, and missed the 2021 bowl game with an unspecified injury.

  • Size
    8
  • Length
    7
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 7.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Displays adequate processing ability and play recognition. Not afraid of contact and displays a desire for it with above the line overall toughness in the hole. Has an adequate overall motor.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    7
  • Effort/Motor
    6
Grade 6.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Rose has average overall speed and athleticism. Limited lower body flexibility and stiff hips that hinder his ability to change direction quickly in the open field. Flashes adequate burst after making his reads but does so very rarely. Not an easy or fluid mover, and has limited sideline-to-sideline range. Often struggles to beat ball carriers to the edge if he does not have a head start due to positioning. Above the line strength and stoutness when engaging blockers in the hole.

  • Explosiveness
    4
  • Speed
    4
  • Body Control
    5
  • Flexibility/Bend
    4
  • Change of Direction
    4
  • Play Strength
    7
Grade 4.7

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Overall athleticism limits his ability to close quickly, and takes merely average angles in pursuit. At contact he displays average hip explosion and relies more on his size for hit power. Does an adequate job of shedding blocks and releasing at the line of scrimmage. Has good eyes and awareness of the field when dropping into coverage, but lacks the athleticism to capitalize on what he sees happening. Struggles to close on routes in front of him in time to disrupt at the catch point, and lacks the speed to keep up with receivers crossing through his zone. Mismatched in man coverage agianst both RBs and TEs due to limited change of direction and speed. All of his on ball production was the result of deflections from other defenders or balls thrown right at him. As a blitzer he lacks a plan of attack and does not use his hands well. Displays good pursuit to the QB but lacks the speed to track down opponents who possess adequate athleticism.

  • Hip Explosiveness
    5
  • Closing Speed
    4
  • Block Shed
    6
  • Pursuit Angles
    5
  • Physicality
    7
  • Cover Ability
    4
  • Productivity
    6
  • Leadership
    6
Grade 5.4

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Mike Rose a school record by starting every single one of the 49 games he played in, only missing two possible games due to injury in 2021. Comes from an athletic pedigree with a grandfather who played at Notre Dame, a brother who played DII, and another brother who played DI baseball. Immediate impact as soon as he set foot on campus as a Freshman All-American. The two-time 1st team All-Big 12 selection and 2020 Big 12 DPOY was named a finalist for the Lombardi Award in his final season with the Cyclones. Played as an outside backer for Iowa State but will need to slide inside as a MIKE backer at the next level due to his deficiencies in coverage. Projects as a backup two-down run stopper that is taken out in passing situations.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • AT Oklahoma
  • Nov - 20 - 2021
  • Showed good instincts and produced behind the LOS
  • iconWorst Game
  • AT Baylor
  • Sep - 25 - 2021
  • Slow in coverage and took poor angles
Best Trait
Instincts against the run
Pro Comparison
David Mayo