The Arizona Cardinals have played 31 seasons in the desert with the upcoming 2019 season being number 32
There have been a lot of drafts since the Arizona Cardinals moved to the desert from St. Louis. They’ve had some hits but sure have had a lot of misses.
Here we look at the top five selections made by the Cardinals since 1988. If we look back at the entire franchise history, certainly this would be a different story.
5. Anquan Boldin – 2003
Boldin was selected 54th overall in the third round of the draft. He certainly played his career like he was a first round talent. The Cardinals got wind of that very quickly.
In his first regular season game in 2003 against the Detroit Lions he caught 10 passes for 217-yards and two touchdowns. The Cardinals still lost by 18 but a new star was born.
It is unfortunate how things ended between the Cardinals and Boldin after the 2009 season but he continued to shine for the Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, and Lions for his final seven seasons in the NFL.