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]

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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]

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Table key
The Cardinals did not draft a player in the first round that year.
YearEach year links to an article about that particular NFL Draft.
PositionIndicates the position of the player in the NFL
CollegeThe player's college football team

The Chicago years, 19361959

Source: [4]
Chicago Cardinals first-round draft picks
YearPickPlayer namePositionCollege
1936 5 Jim Lawrence WB TCU
1937 3 Ray Buivid Back Marquette
1938 5 Jack Robbins Back Arkansas
1939 1 Ki Aldrich CTCU
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 CNotre Dame
1952 3 Ollie Matson Back San Francisco
1953 4 John Olszewski Back California
1954 2 Lamar McHan BackArkansas
1955 2 Max Boydston End Oklahoma
1956 7 Joe Childress Back Auburn
1957 10 Jerry Tubbs COklahoma
1958 King Hill Back Rice
1958 John David Crow BackTexas A&M
1959 Billy Stacy Back Mississippi State

The St. Louis years, 19601987

Source: [4]
St. Louis Cardinals first-round draft picks
YearPickPlayer nameCollegePosition
19602 George Izo Notre DameQB
19618 Ken Rice AuburnT
19626 Fate Echols Northwestern DT
196212 Irv Goode Kentucky C
19632 Jerry Stovall LSUS
196313 Don Brumm Purdue DE
19649 Ken Kortas Louisville DT
196512 Joe Namath Alabama QB
19668 Carl McAdams OklahomaLB
196716 Dave Williams Washington WR
196813 MacArthur Lane Utah State RB
196919 Roger Wehrli Missouri DB
19708 Larry Stegent Texas A&MRB
197117 Norm Thompson Utah CB
19724 Ahmad Rashad Oregon RB/WR
19735 Dave Butz PurdueDT
19747 J. V. Cain Colorado TE
197521 Tim Gray Texas A&MDB
197622 Mike Dawson Arizona DT
197719 Steve Pisarkiewicz MissouriQB
197815 Steve Little ArkansasK
197819 Ken Greene Washington State DB
19798 Ottis Anderson Miami RB
19806 Curtis Greer MichiganDE
19815 E. J. Junior AlabamaLB
198216 Luis Sharpe UCLA T
198317 Leonard Smith McNeese State DB
198417 Clyde Duncan TennesseeWR
198518 Freddie Joe Nunn Mississippi LB
19865 Anthony Bell Michigan State LB
19876 Kelly Stouffer Colorado State QB

The Arizona years, 1988–present

Source: [4]
Arizona Cardinals first-round draft picks
YearPickPlayer nameCollegePosition
198812 Ken Harvey CaliforniaLB
198910 Eric Hill LSULB
198917 Joe Wolf Boston College G
1990N/ANo pick
19916 Eric Swann N/A (played semi-pro)DE
1992N/ANo pick
19933 Garrison Hearst GeorgiaRB
199318 Ernest Dye South Carolina T
199410 Jamir Miller UCLALB
1995N/ANo pick
19963 Simeon Rice Illinois DE
19979 Tom Knight Iowa DB
19983 Andre Wadsworth Florida State DE
19998 David Boston Ohio StateWR
199921 L.J. Shelton Eastern Michigan T
2000 7 Thomas Jones Virginia RB
2001 2 Leonard Davis Texas T
2002 12 Wendell Bryant WisconsinDT
2003 17 Bryant Johnson Penn StateWR
2003 18 Calvin Pace Wake Forest DE
2004 3 Larry Fitzgerald Pittsburgh WR
2005 8 Antrel Rolle MiamiCB
2006 10 Matt Leinart USCQB
2007 5 Levi Brown Penn StateLT
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 OklahomaQB
2020 8 Isaiah Simmons Clemson LB

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