GM Steve Keim’s 2018 draft will be forever linked to Josh Rosen. The Cardinals didn’t give up a bounty with third- and fifth-round picks to move up to secure their franchise quarterback, but Keim hitched his reputation to the polarizing former UCLA star. Arizona, which finished third in the NFC West last season, added only six draft picks to a roster that needs depth throughout to compete in a tough division.
Josh Rosen is a pure pocket passer who accurately says he has proved doubters wrong before. There is merit to his claims that he’ll make the teams that passed on him regret it. He’s going to have to prove he’s more Carson Palmer than Jay Cutler, but the 21-year-old possesses the tools and football IQ to emerge as a storm in the desert.
Mason Cole started a program-record 51 games at Michigan, with experience at tackle and center. He lacks the length or size to dominate outside in the NFL but has the frame and agility to succeed inside.