first_img Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo As an analyst for the Pac-12 Network, Neuheisel covered many of Rosen’s games as quarterback at UCLA.Related LinksCoach Rick Neuheisel, AAF believe in Arizona market for more pro footballKnocks on QB Josh Rosen bothered his UCLA coach, Jim MoraNFL evaluator on Cardinals draft pick Josh Rosen: ‘Nobody likes him’Although Neuheisel never coached Rosen at UCLA, he mentioned that after spending some time with the quarterback, Rosen’s intelligence stood out.“He is built for for the NFL game in terms of pocket presence and the ability to see the mini-field, that area between the hashes to about 22 yards. He can throw people open in that area,” Neuheisel said.Neuheisel, who discussed his new position as coach of the upstart Alliance of American Football team, which will be based in Tempe, saved his highest praise of Rosen for last.“I think great things are going to ensue. It wouldn’t shock me if he wins Rookie of the Year,” he said. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 6 Comments   Share   The opinions on the Arizona Cardinals’ first round draft pick, Josh Rosen, have been both positive and negative from critics in the media.Former UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel falls into the former group.“I think he’s the steal of the draft. I think he’s the best guy of all the quarterbacks, at least at this point. Ready-made,” Neuheisel said while joining Bickley & Marotta on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling UCLA’s Josh Rosen (3) throws a pass against Arizona State during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona State on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more