In the weeks leading into the upcoming draft, there has been the unlaying narrative former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen is hoping to avoid being taken by the Cleveland Browns with the first overall pick. Things have quieted down on that front, but that notion still remains around him.

It has been part of some of the criticism that has been tossed his way in the entire pre-draft process in the last couple of months. However, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk has stated that Rosen is prepared to sign and play for any team that takes him in this year's draft.

Here’s the most important point: Rosen will sign with and play for whichever team signs him, whether it’s the Browns or anyone else.

All of this comes in wake of Rosen's former UCLA head coach Jim Mora stating publicly that the 21-year-old needs to go somewhere he is “challenged intellectually” in order to succeed at the next level. Florio has also confirmed that these comments were not used as a ploy by Rosen to help him avoid being selected by the Browns by any means.

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These comments along with his outspokenness nature as a person and his upbringing have been used as criticism toward nitpicking his NFL prospects. However, it hasn't derailed him from being considered one of the top prospects in the year's draft class as a top-five first-round draft pick.

Rosen has shown on the field that he has promising potential to develop into a franchise quarterback behind his passing ability as arguably the best pure passer of his class along with strong arm strength and ability to make the throws necessary at the next level.

These criticisms levied against him could an extra source of motivation to that could help propel at the next level if he lands in the right situation. Once this draft process has been completed, Rosen should have an opportunity in front of him where he can demonstrate if he can meet that high level of expectations on the field.