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.
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.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. Draft picks are tradable, and players or other picks can be acquired with them.
|—||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|
|1941||2||John Kimbrough||Back||Texas A&M|
|1948||11||Jim Spavital||Back||Oklahoma A&M|
|1949||10||Bill Fischer||G||Notre Dame|
|1951||6||Jerry Groom||C||Notre Dame|
|1952||3||Ollie Matson||Back||San Francisco|
|1958||John David Crow||Back||Texas A&M|
|1959||Billy Stacy||Back||Mississippi State|
|1960||2||George Izo||Notre Dame||QB|
|1968||13||MacArthur Lane||Utah State||RB|
|1970||8||Larry Stegent||Texas A&M||RB|
|1974||7||J. V. Cain||Colorado||TE|
|1975||21||Tim Gray||Texas A&M||DB|
|1978||19||Ken Greene||Washington State||DB|
|1981||5||E. J. Junior||Alabama||LB|
|1983||17||Leonard Smith||McNeese State||DB|
|1985||18||Freddie Joe Nunn||Mississippi||LB|
|1986||5||Anthony Bell||Michigan State||LB|
|1987||6||Kelly Stouffer||Colorado State||QB|
|1989||17||Joe Wolf||Boston College||G|
|1991||6||Eric Swann||N/A (played semi-pro)||DE|
|1993||18||Ernest Dye||South Carolina||T|
|1998||3||Andre Wadsworth||Florida State||DE|
|1999||8||David Boston||Ohio State||WR|
|1999||21||L.J. Shelton||Eastern Michigan||T|
|2003||17||Bryant Johnson||Penn State||WR|
|2003||18||Calvin Pace||Wake Forest||DE|
|2007||5||Levi Brown||Penn State||LT|
|2008||16||Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie||Tennessee State||CB|
|2009||31||Beanie Wells||Ohio State||RB|
|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|
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