Dwayne Haskins is going to play with a large chip on his shoulder throughout his NFL career.
Haskins came off the board later than most expected - the Washington Redskins selected him No. 15 overall in Thursday's draft - and the former Ohio State quarterback intends to use his brief slide as motivation.
"I'm more motivated than ever, there's a bigger chip on my shoulder, the league done messed up," Haskins said, according to ESPN's John Keim. "I'm right down the street so we're going to do it right this time. So it's crazy."
The Redskins were expected to target a quarterback in the 2019 draft with Alex Smith's NFL future in question. They were rumored to be interested in a trade up, but were able to stay put and select their signal-caller of the future.
Though he was still selected in the first round, Haskins was the third quarterback off the board Thursday behind Kyler Murray and Daniel Jones. The latter was drafted by Washington's NFC East rival New York Giants.
The 2018 Big Ten Player of the Year may have been knocked down draft boards due to his limited starting experience, but Haskins believes he made the most of his college opportunities.
"I had one year in college and I feel like I showed all I could as far as one year," he said. "I broke a lot of records and did a lot of great things. I feel like I did a lot of stuff that showed that I can be able to translate to the NFL. Just being able to do what I did at a high level, it was the right choice for me to make that change to go to the pros."