Josh Rosen Says He'd Rather Be Lower Pick on 'Right Team' Than Higher Pick

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistDecember 26, 2017

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen signals during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Stanford on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen doesn't seem as interested in being the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft as he does in being part of a team that will make the best use of his talents. 

"I'd rather be a lower pick at the right team than a higher at the wrong team," Rosen said on Tuesday, per ESPN's Josh Weinfuss.   

Rosen's comments come two days after ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Bruins star "would be hesitant" to declare for the upcoming draft if he knew the Cleveland Browns were going to select him with the top pick. 

Ross Tucker of NBC Sports Network noted there is "no value" in Rosen saying he'd prefer to be drafted lower instead of higher unless he is "going to go all in and refuse to play for a team."

The Browns secured the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft with their 20-3 loss against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. This is the second straight year they will have the first pick after taking defensive end Myles Garrett in 2017. 

B/R NFL draft analyst Matt Miller has Rosen ranked as his No. 4 overall prospect in the 2018 class behind Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, USC quarterback Sam Darnold and Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. 

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