Some in the football world wondered why that should be considered a critique against Rosen.
"I put it in the context of fit", Mora told Peter King of the MMQB in an interview published Monday, only sort of clarifying what he told NFL Network, that Darnold "represents what Cleveland is", whereas "if I was one of the NY teams, then I'd take Josh".
In an interview Sunday with Sports Illustrated, the former UCLA coach offered an interesting analysis of his former Bruins quarterback, saying Rosen will need to be challenged by whichever team selects him despite his high status.
"He wants to know why. Millennials, once they know why, they're good", Mora said.
And, as mentioned, Mora did have plenty of positive comments about Rosen in King's piece as well.
"He's a franchise-changer", Mora exclaimed. Josh has a lot of interests in life. His arm talent, intelligence, and his ability to see the game and diagnose the game is rare.
With less than a month to go until draft day, Mora also noted he has yet to receive a call from one of the NFL's 32 general managers to pick his brain about Rosen. He has so much ability, and he's a really good kid.
The top quarterback prospects in each year's draft class take the lead in being dissected and critiqued, with arbitrary flaws often highlighted.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported Monday that Rosen is willing to play for whatever franchise drafts him. This quote will stick with Rosen, and that's on Mora. King noted that Mora could be trying to prove his value as an analyst in his post-coaching career.
Rosen's maturity has been questioned going into this year's NFL Draft, but he's still expected to be among the top quarterback's selected in the draft. While that seems self-explanatory-nearly all selections play for the teams that draft them, happily or not-Rosen is a bit of a unique case.