by J.T. Toth
Photo courtesy of 247Sports.
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Today’s Spotlight - Washington, Tackle, Roger Rosengarten
Name- Roger Rosengarten
HT/WT- 6’6” 300 lbs.
Home – Highlands Ranch, CO
Rosengarten lettered in both football and basketball at Valor High School in Colorado. He played on both the offensive and defensive lines and amassed over 100 tackles in 48 games. He was a consensus 4-star recruit and 247Sports had him listed as the no. 1 prospect in Colorado. He committed to Washington over several Division 1 offers.
In 2020, as a true freshman, Rosengarten only saw action in one game for Washington. During the 2021 season, he played in 4 games and maintained a year of eligibility. Last season, Rosengarten earned a starting role at the right tackle position and played well enough to be named All-Pac 12 third team. He was named to the Freshman All-America First Team by the FWAA.
This season, Rosengarten has started every game for the no. 2 ranked Huskies and NFL teams expect him to declare for the 2024 draft, foregoing the remainder of his eligibility.
Roger Rosengarten plays a nasty style of football with a competitive drive. He plays a smart brand of football and is a leader on the Huskies offensive line. He explodes off the ball and does a good job of landing his first punch, controlling defenders after contact is made. He has efficient footwork and transitions into pass blocking or run blocking smoothly. He finds the second level quickly and seeks contact.
Though he is a hustler, he lacks the top line power that other tackle prospects possess. He has trouble moving defenders back in short yard runs and can become too upright and stiff. When he gets to the second level he sometimes will lunge, causing him to lose power. He struggles with speed rushers and quickly can become off balance trying to mirror their movements. He will be limited at the next level to being a right tackle as he does not have the athleticism to play on the blind side.
A good comparison to Roger Rosengarten may be Colton McKivitz. McKivitz was a 5th round draft pick in 2020 out of West Virginia. They both play an abrasive style that gets under the opponents skin. McKivitz did play one season at left tackle for the Mountaineers but is now a starter at right tackle for the 49ers.
Lack of versatility
Roger Rosengarten is going to have to make a big decision at the end of this season. He has the eligibility to stay another year or two or enter the draft and become a mid-late round pick.
Draft 412 thinks his mid-round grade this year may be worth cashing in. He could have a long NFL career as a depth piece at worst or a starter in the league.
Draft 412 Draft Projection - Round 5 or Round 6