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Cardinals coach Steve Wilks says Josh Rosen ‘wired the right way’

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It came as a bit of a surprise when UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen was still on the board nine picks into the NFL Draft. While he did go No. 10 to the Arizona Cardinals after a trade with the Oakland Raiders, if he lives up to the hype, he could become the steal of the draft.

Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks certainly thinks Rosen has the mental aspect of the game on lockdown after trading for the chance to draft him in the first round.


“To make a difference you’ve got to be different,” Wilks said, via ArizonaSports.com. “I love his personality. He’s wired the right way.”

The media and fans have discussed and dissected Rosen’s personality at length leading up to the NFL Draft. Many have questioned whether he has the mental temperament to be a franchise quarterback.

Cardinals general manager Steve Keim certainly wasn’t worried about Rosen. He has called Rosen “the most intelligent [player] in this draft” and thinks Rosen is “dialed in mentally.”

Rosen appeared dialed in during his post-draft interview.  He was clearly angry about going tenth in the draft instead of first or higher than where he went like many people expected.

“I was pretty pissed off when I fell and one, two and three went by, and I was really angry teams were passing on me,” Rosen said (via Pro Football Talk).

“There were nine mistakes made ahead of me, and I’m going to make sure, over the next decade or so, that they know they made a mistake.”