By Jess Root
The general belief these days is that none of the four top quarterback prospects will be available for the Arizona Cardinals when they make their selection with the 15th overall pick. However, that is not the case in the latest mock draft for ESPN’s Todd McShay.
One is available and the Cardinals waste no time in stopping the fall of this player.
They land UCLA’s Josh Rosen.
Arizona is tough to predict right now, because of what the Cardinals might do in free agency. If they sign a QB like Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater or another veteran, the Cardinals could go in another direction. If they don’t address the position in free agency, I’m assuming they will trade up for a QB. They would love to get Allen or Darnold, but can they move up that far? If not, I think they try to move up 5-8 spots for Rosen or Mayfield. We can’t project trades, so in this scenario they grab Rosen at No. 15.
According to many, Rosen’s draft stock suffered a bit with the combine. This could be fortuitous for the Cardinals. They need a young franchise quarterback and Rosen is probably the best pure passer of the...