Arizona Cardinals find Josh Rosen immediate help at 2018 NFL Draft
- Author: Adam Floyd Apr 28, 2018,
Apr 28, 2018, 15:08
"I was pretty pissed off honestly", Rosen said.
UCLA was one of seven schools to have multiple players taken in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft on Thursday, the only from the Pac-12.
Rosen has the potential to be the team's franchise quarterback for years to come and was introduce at the team's complex.
"Now I can say what I really want to say", Rosen said.More news: Alabama executes 83-year-old Walter Leroy Moody
In addition to recording 26 receiving touchdowns in three seasons at Texas A&M, Kirk produced six punt returns and one kickoff return for touchdowns. "I wouldn't have left college early if I didn't think I was ready for it".
Rosen was not happy about being passed up by nine teams before the Cardinals picked him, and admitted he might have been selected higher had he not been as outspoken throughout his collegiate career. "I'm an Arizona Cardinal now, and I hope I will be for many, many years to come". Cardinals offensive coordinator Mike McCoy said he doesn't have a problem with Rosen's personality. "I'm just going to encourage people to speak their mind and have opinions, and shape those opinions, have those opinions, have a conversation".
In a post-selection interview, Rosen said there were "nine mistakes ahead of me" in the draft, but in his official introduction Friday, he revised that number down to three. "A solid defense. I think it's a really, really good situation". Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon are both two incredible quarterbacks. While he did go No. 10 to the Arizona Cardinals after a trade with the Oakland Raiders, if he lives up to the hype, he could become the steal of the draft.
And he will forever be compared to the three quarterbacks taken ahead of him. "I am part of the Arizona Cardinals and I want to win Super Bowls for the Arizona Cardinals. It's behind me", he said.
The biggest knock on Rosen coming into the draft has been that he has indicated in the past that he doesn't "need' football and that his interests outside of the game are too varied - that, essentially, teams and fans should be wary that he won't buy in and give the game everything he has. They're going to get a kid that everyone knows who they're getting every single day that I walk in the building".