14. Earl Watford, OG
2013 – 4th round, pick 116
Earl Watford was a jack of all trades master of none offensive lineman in his time for the Arizona Cardinals. He did his best work at offensive guard and earned 13 starts at the position during his first stint in the desert. He was plucked by the Jacksonville Jaguars but never played a snap for them. In his 2017 return to Arizona, he started nine games then signed with the Chicago Bears.
13. Kevin Minter, LB
2013 – 2nd round, pick 45
A former LSU linebacker that thrived doing the dirty work, Minter was a solid starter for a few seasons for the Arizona Cardinals. He was a sound run-defender that lacked the speed and skills to get it done in pass-coverage. Ultimately, Minter moved on from the Redbirds as he signed with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2017 and is now on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
12. Rodney Gunter, DL
2015 – 4th round, pick 116
A 6-5, 305-pound run-stopper, Gunter, like Minter, did the dirty work on the defense. The Delaware State product built a brand of selfless football yet showed development as a pass-rusher in 2018 as he tallied 4.5 sacks. However, Gunter still remains an unsigned free agent, therefore his future with the Arizona Cardinals is in doubt.
11. Andre Ellington, RB
2013 – 6th round, pick 187
If we are judging Andre Ellington based on his first two years where he had a combined 2,078 scrimmage yards and nine touchdowns, he’d be much higher on this list. But after sustaining multiple injuries, his role and status with the organization with the team took a steady decline. It’s fair to wonder if he’ll be remembered for his exciting start to his career or the mediocrity that ensued.