Now, the Washington rookie is ready to make the rest of the NFL pay for passing on him.
"To be honest, I'm more motivated than ever before. I've got a chip on my shoulder," Haskins told ESPN's Jen Lada (h/t ESPN's Field Yates). "The league done messed up."
The Arizona Cardinals were widely believed to be targeting reigning Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray with the top pick. Until this week, Haskins appeared to be the heavy favorite to be the next passer off the board.
However, the New York Giants shocked the football world by taking Daniel Jones out of Duke with the sixth pick. That's a decision that Haskins could only chuckle at.
It's worth noting that Haskins will get two shots at the Giants per season while playing inside of the NFC East.
Haskins' draft slide comes 14 years after Aaron Rodgers infamously went from being the potential No. 1 overall pick to the 24th pick. Rodgers has used that experience as motivation throughout his career, winning two NFL MVP awards, a Super Bowl championship and a Super Bowl MVP.
History shows a chip on the shoulder can be a dangerous thing. If Haskins can follow in Rodgers' footsteps, Washington will have made a franchise-altering pick.