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Josh Rosen 'Pissed Off' to Be 4th QB Drafted, Says 9 Teams Made a Mistake

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistApril 27, 2018

UCLA's Josh Rosen, right, poses with commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Arizona Cardinals during the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
David J. Phillip/Associated Press

Quarterback Josh Rosen fell to the 10th pick of the 2018 draft before the Arizona Cardinals took him, and he already has a giant chip on his shoulder, per Ed Werder of Westwood 1 Sports:

Ed Werder @EdwerderRFA

Just interviewed #Cardinals QB Josh Rosen, drafted 10th overall for @westwood1sports. Rosen said he’s ‘’pissed off’’ to be the 4th QB drafted and said those selected in front of him were nine mistakes.

"I am more motivated than I have ever been in my entire life," he also told ESPN after being selected, via the New York Post.

Baker Mayfield (No. 1 to the Browns), Sam Darnold (No. 3 to the Jets) and Josh Allen (No. 7 to the Bills) were the signal-callers taken ahead of him Thursday.

While Rosen fell behind all of them on draft day, many thought he deserved to be taken much higher:

Bill Plaschke @BillPlaschke

Josh Rosen is not the fourth best QB in this draft...perceptions, fueled by his own college head coach Mora, have seemingly really hurt him..he's too smart?..he asks too many questions?...that's a bad thing?...crazy..

Brandon Marshall @BMarshh

How are all of these quarterbacks going above Josh Rosen? Smh

Geoff Schwartz @geoffschwartz

The best passer in this draft, and that's not disputed by many, is the quarterback who's going to be at least the 4th QB drafted.. That's crazy. These teams will regret it. Josh Rosen can ball and he's going to remember this.

The UCLA product also has plenty of confidence in himself, as he has shown throughout the predraft process.

"I'm the best QB in the draft," he said earlier this month, via Sam Alipour of ESPN The Magazine. "A lot of guys are flashier, but I think I'm the most efficient, monotonously consistent QB in this draft. [Aaron] Rodgers has some flair, but if you watch Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, there's nothing that's explosive or Johnny Manziel-like. It's just quarterbacking."

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller listed him as the No. 3 quarterback in the class and the No. 8 player overall.

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While Rosen might be upset about his position in the draft and the fact he was passed up for other quarterbacks, he at least enters a great situation in Arizona.

The more experienced players on the roster—Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon—won't necessarily block his path to the starting lineup once he is ready. There is also plenty of talent around him on the offense between Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson.

The team went 8-8 last season despite mediocre play at quarterback between Carson Palmer and Blaine Gabbert, and Rosen could represent a major upgrade at the position.

If he gets onto the field, he will have to chance to prove a lot of doubters wrong.

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