10. Haason Reddick, LB
2017 – 1st round, pick 13
Haason Reddick has seen his role with the Arizona Cardinals fluctuate in his two seasons. But, with his position now looking to be cemented as an inside linebacker, Reddick seems to be a solid pick at the first-half of the 2017 first round. However, if Deshaun Watson or Patrick Mahomes fell to them, Reddick likely wouldn’t have been the pick. Nonetheless, Reddick has shown promise and development since entering the league.
9. D.J. Humphries, OT
2015 – 1st round, pick 24
D.J. Humphries is in danger of losing a top-10 spot on this list. Although he’s provided the Arizona Cardinals with adequate play at left tackle, the 2015 first round pick has failed to do so consistently. Out of 64 possible games played, Humphries has only played in 27 in large part due to injuries. His on the field play isn’t in question, but his ability to get on it is.
8. Josh Rosen, QB
2018 – 1st round, pick 10
Josh Rosen did struggle in his rookie year. But who wouldn’t? He played behind a hodge-podge of an offensive line, didn’t have weapons to throw to, and dealt with a midseason offensive coordinator change. Despite the chaos, Rosen showed he had a talented arm and that he belongs in the NFL. However, with the Kyler Murray rumors, he may not be an Arizona Cardinal for too long.
7. Christian Kirk, WR
2018 – 2nd round, pick 47
Christian Kirk showed a lot of promise during his rookie year. Although he didn’t start the season with a starting spot, he certainly showed he deserved one. His ability to create seperation, run crisp routes, and burn the opposition with speed creates an exciting deep-threat and short area wide receiver. Kirk figures to be the future of the wide receiver position in the desert.