ARI­ZONA CAR­DI­NALS

USA TODAY Sports Weekly - - NFC WEST -

Grade: B-

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.

Best pick

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.

Up­side pick

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.

USA TO­DAY

Rosen

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