List of Arizona Cardinals first-round draft picks

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The Arizona Cardinals are a professional American football franchise based in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) West division. The Cardinals were founded as the Morgan Athletic Club in 1898, and are the oldest continuously run professional football team in the World.[1]

Officially known as the NFL Draft, the event is the NFL's primary mechanism for distributing newly professional players finished with their college football careers to its teams. The draft order is determined based on the previous season's standings; the teams with the worst win–loss records receive the earliest picks.[2] Teams that qualified for the NFL playoffs select after non-qualifiers, and their order depends on how far they advanced. The final two selections in the first round are reserved for the Super Bowl runner-up and champion.[3] Draft picks are tradable, and players or other picks can be acquired with them.[2][3]

Key[edit]

Table key
The Cardinals did not draft a player in the first round that year.
Year Each year links to an article about that particular NFL Draft.
Position Indicates the position of the player in the NFL
College The player's college football team

The Chicago years, 1936–1959[edit]

Source:[4]
Chicago Cardinals first-round draft picks
Year Pick Player name Position College
1936 5 Jim Lawrence WB TCU
1937 3 Ray Buivid Back Marquette
1938 5 Jack Robbins Back Arkansas
1939 1 Ki Aldrich C TCU
1940 1 George Cafego Back Tennessee
1941 2 John Kimbrough Back Texas A&M
1942 4 Steve Lach Back Duke
1943 3 Glenn Dobbs HB/QB/P Tulsa
1944 2 Pat Harder Back Wisconsin
1945 1 Charley Trippi Back Georgia
1946 2 Dub Jones Back LSU
1947 7 Tex Coulter T Army
1948 11 Jim Spavital Back Oklahoma A&M
1949 10 Bill Fischer G Notre Dame
1950 No pick
1951 6 Jerry Groom C Notre Dame
1952 3 Ollie Matson Back San Francisco
1953 4 John Olszewski Back California
1954 2 Lamar McHan Back Arkansas
1955 2 Max Boydston End Oklahoma
1956 7 Joe Childress Back Auburn
1957 10 Jerry Tubbs C Oklahoma
1958 King Hill Back Rice
1958 John David Crow Back Texas A&M
1959 Billy Stacy Back Mississippi State

The St. Louis years, 1960–1987[edit]

Source:[4]
St. Louis Cardinals first-round draft picks
Year Pick Player name College Position
1960 2 George Izo Notre Dame QB
1961 8 Ken Rice Auburn T
1962 6 Fate Echols Northwestern DT
1962 12 Irv Goode Kentucky C
1963 2 Jerry Stovall LSU S
1963 13 Don Brumm Purdue DE
1964 9 Ken Kortas Louisville DT
1965 12 Joe Namath Alabama QB
1966 8 Carl McAdams Oklahoma LB
1967 16 Dave Williams Washington WR
1968 13 MacArthur Lane Utah State RB
1969 19 Roger Wehrli Missouri DB
1970 8 Larry Stegent Texas A&M RB
1971 17 Norm Thompson Utah CB
1972 4 Ahmad Rashad Oregon RB/WR
1973 5 Dave Butz Purdue DT
1974 7 J. V. Cain Colorado TE
1975 21 Tim Gray Texas A&M DB
1976 22 Mike Dawson Arizona DT
1977 19 Steve Pisarkiewicz Missouri QB
1978 15 Steve Little Arkansas K
1978 19 Ken Greene Washington State DB
1979 8 Ottis Anderson Miami RB
1980 6 Curtis Greer Michigan DE
1981 5 E. J. Junior Alabama LB
1982 16 Luis Sharpe UCLA T
1983 17 Leonard Smith McNeese State DB
1984 17 Clyde Duncan Tennessee WR
1985 18 Freddie Joe Nunn Mississippi LB
1986 5 Anthony Bell Michigan State LB
1987 6 Kelly Stouffer Colorado State QB

The Arizona years, 1988–present[edit]

Source:[4]
Arizona Cardinals first-round draft picks
Year Pick Player name College Position
1988 12 Ken Harvey California LB
1989 10 Eric Hill LSU LB
1989 17 Joe Wolf Boston College G
1990 N/A No pick
1991 6 Eric Swann N/A (played semi-pro) DE
1992 N/A No pick
1993 3 Garrison Hearst Georgia RB
1993 18 Ernest Dye South Carolina T
1994 10 Jamir Miller UCLA LB
1995 N/A No pick
1996 3 Simeon Rice Illinois DE
1997 9 Tom Knight Iowa DB
1998 3 Andre Wadsworth Florida State DE
1999 8 David Boston Ohio State WR
1999 21 L.J. Shelton Eastern Michigan T
2000 7 Thomas Jones Virginia RB
2001 2 Leonard Davis Texas T
2002 12 Wendell Bryant Wisconsin DT
2003 17 Bryant Johnson Penn State WR
2003 18 Calvin Pace Wake Forest DE
2004 3 Larry Fitzgerald Pittsburgh WR
2005 8 Antrel Rolle Miami CB
2006 10 Matt Leinart USC QB
2007 5 Levi Brown Penn State LT
2008 16 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Tennessee State CB
2009 31 Beanie Wells Ohio State RB
2010 26 Dan Williams Tennessee DT
2011 5 Patrick Peterson LSU CB
2012 13 Michael Floyd Notre Dame WR
2013 7 Jonathan Cooper North Carolina OG
2014 27 Deone Bucannon Washington State S
2015 24 D. J. Humphries Florida OT
2016 29 Robert Nkemdiche Ole Miss DT
2017 13 Haason Reddick Temple LB
2018 10 Josh Rosen UCLA QB
2019 1 Kyler Murray Oklahoma QB

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Franchise History". Arizona Cardinals. March 17, 2015. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Stewart, Lisa (April 25, 2012). "NFL Draft Basics: Top 5 Things to Know". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Patriots hold five selections in 2013 NFL Draft". New England Patriots. April 5, 2013. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Edited by Randall Liu, pp. 393, Workman Publishing, 2001, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2