Chavous: Arizona Should Stick With Josh Rosen

Corey Chavous has "a problem" with Arizona drafting a quarterback with its first pick two years in a row

Taz and the Moose
April 25, 2019 - 9:45 am
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The Arizona Cardinals will likely take Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday. In fact, DraftNasty.com founder Corey Chavous believes the Cardinals are “all-in” on the Heisman Trophy winner.

But that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.

“I really have a problem when you take Josh Rosen at 10 the year before and then you come back and take a quarterback in the first round the next season,” Chavous said on Taz & The Moose. “Not necessarily because it’s unprecedented and we haven’t seen it work, but let’s say you pass on Murray. Just think about the confidence you would give Rosen and how much that would help your organization moving forward. I think that could help your organization just as much as hitting a home run with Murray.”

Rosen, 22, struggled as a rookie, completing 55.2 percent of his passes for 2,278 yards, 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. But with more seasoning – and better coaching – perhaps Rosen could become a star.

Chavous sees “three, maybe two” franchise-altering quarterbacks in the draft: Murray, Dwayne Haskins and Drew Lock.

In other words, guys who could go in the first round.

“Nine times out of 10, you have your stories with third- or fourth-round picks, but most of the guys who get the opportunity to become franchise quarterbacks are first-round picks,” Chavous said. “I think those three players have the most certain chance of being a first-round picks. If you end up going in the second round, you could become John Beck. You could become a number of different guys (who) thought they’d get an opportunity (but didn’t). Drew Stanton, a career backup. You’re actually sometimes better off being a third- or fourth-rounder. You could go on and on with players that go in the second round that don’t end up becoming franchise guys.”

Click below to listen to Chavous’ interview in its entirety.