With Joel Stave waived last week, the Cleveland Browns were in search of another fourth quarterback on the depth chart. They appear to have their guy now: according to multiple reports, the team has signed rookie quarterback Brogan Roback out of Eastern Michigan.
St. John’s Grad Brogan Roback is officially signing with the Cleveland Browns. He was in rookie mini-camp with the Ravens last week.— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) May 10, 2018
Roback (6-3, 213 lbs) went undrafted and had a tryout last week at the Baltimore Ravens’ rookie minicamp. Dane Brugler of NFL Draft Scout had Roback ranked as his 18th-best quarterback in this year’s draft class, offering the following assessment on him:
A four-star quarterback recruit out of St. John’s Jesuit, Brogan Roback threw for 5,887 passing yards and 60 touchdowns in his high school career and became the first four-star recruit to sign with Eastern Michigan. He shared the quarterback duties his first few seasons with the program, batting injuries. Roback earned the starting job in 2015 and led EMU to the school’s first bowl game since 1987. He set career-bests as a senior with 2,890 passing yards and 19 touchdowns. Roback has a quick release and delivers with touch on downfield routes when he has time to follow-through. He gets himself in trouble when rushing his process, allowing his mechanics to suffer, which affects his accuracy. He also has issues reading coverages, predetermining throws and telegraphing his target. Overall, Roback handles himself like a veteran and spearheaded the turnaround of a dormant football program, but his erratic tendencies will be quickly exposed in the NFL.