The best draft picks in Arizona Cardinals history
Honorable mention: Anquan Boldin -- second round (No. 54 overall), 2003: The wide receiver has played for three other teams since 2010, but he's second on the Cardinals' all-time list in receptions (586). He's also fourth in receiving yards (7,520) and fifth in touchdown receptions (44). He was a three-time Pro Bowl selection during his seven seasons in the desert. (Getty Images)Photo by: Otto Greule Jr
The best draft picks in Arizona Cardinals history
Honorable mention: Darnell Dockett -- third round (No. 64 overall), 2004: A three-time Pro Bowler, Dockett played for the Cardinals for 11 years. The defensive end is seventh on the Cardinals' all-time sacks list (40.5) and tied for ninth on the team's all-time fumble recoveries list (14). He's also the originator of the #Birdgang hashtag. (Getty Images)Photo by: Christian Petersen
The best draft picks in Arizona Cardinals history
Honorable mention: Calais Campbell -- second round (No. 50 overall), 2008: Campbell could easily have made our top-five list. The 30-year-old defensive tackle is second on the team's all-time sacks list (56.5) and seventh in forced fumbles (eight). He's a two-time Pro Bowler and two-time second-team All-Pro selection. He left the Cardinals via free agency in March to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Getty Images)Photo by: Norm Hall
The best draft picks in Arizona Cardinals history
5. Patrick Peterson -- first round (No. 5 overall), 2011: Few men in team history have made a more significant impact on the Cardinals in just six seasons of work. The 25-year-old cornerback has made the Pro Bowl in all six of his NFL seasons, and he's a three-time All-Pro. Among players drafted in 2011, only Seattle's Richard Sherman has more career NFL interceptions than Peterson's 20 -- a remarkable feat considering quarterbacks don't throw his way often. When all is said and done, Peterson could end up No. 2 on this list, and possibly even make a case for the top spot. (Getty Images)Photo by: Elsa
The best draft picks in Arizona Cardinals history
4. Larry Centers -- fifth round (No. 115 overall), 1990: Centers recorded 200 catches over a two-year span from 1995-96, racking up over 1,700 yards and nine touchdowns. Playing alongside QB Jake Plummer, he had 69 catches for 559 yards in 1998 when the Cards made the playoffs, and he scored a crucial TD in the their Wild Card playoff victory at the Dallas Cowboys. Centers was a three-time Pro Bowler and an All-Pro selection in 1996. He remains third on the Cards' all-time receptions list, behind only Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin -- a remarkable feat for a running back. (Getty Images)Photo by: Glenn Cratty
The best draft picks in Arizona Cardinals history
3. Aeneas Williams -- third round (No. 59 overall), 1991: Until Kurt Warner is inducted, Williams will be the only Cardinal in the Pro Football Hall of Fame (2014). He was a Pro Bowl selection in six straight seasons from 1994-99 and was an All-Pro pick in three straight years from 1995-97. During his time in AZ from 1991-2000, no NFL player recorded more interceptions than Williams' 46. Like Centers, Williams was an important piece to the Cardinals' 1998 playoff puzzle. He had three interceptions in two playoff games, including two picks in the Cards' playoff win at Dallas. (Getty Images)

 

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The best draft picks in Arizona Cardinals history
2. Adrian Wilson -- third round (No. 64 overall), 2001: One of the most dynamic safeties in recent memory, Wilson is one of only six players in NFL history to notch at least 25 interceptions and 25 sacks. He also had 14 forced fumbles and three blocked kicks in his career. Wilson had two sacks and two forced fumbles during the Cardinals' 2008 run to the Super Bowl, and he was a five-time Pro Bowler and 2009 First-team All-Pro selection. He was hired by the Cardinals as a scout in last year. (Getty Images)Photo by: Christian Petersen
The best draft picks in Arizona Cardinals history
1. Larry Fitzgerald -- first round (No. 3 overall), 2004: The 10-time Pro Bowl wide receiver has already shattered franchise records in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. No receiver has more catches or receiving yards since he arrived in the league. The 33-year-old was the Cards' MVP during their Super Bowl run when he scored seven touchdowns in four games. Fitz's heroics in Arizona's win over the Packers in the 2015 playoffs ended a six-year playoff victory drought. He is the face of the franchise and the best decision the Cardinals have ever made. (Getty Images)

 

 

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