Top 100 players in Arizona Cardinals franchise history: No’s 50 to 41
#46 Eric Swann
Swann was drafted by the Cardinals in the first round, sixth overall in the 1991 NFL Draft. What was interesting about Swann and his success is that he didn’t go to college.
The Cardinals got him after he played semi-pro football. The move to draft him paid off however. He was a two time Pro Bowler in 1995 and 1996 and was an All-Pro both seasons.
Sporting News named him a 1st Team All-Pro and UPI named him a 2nd Team All-Pro in 1995. He played nine seasons for the Cardinals before finishing up his career in 2000 against the Carolina Panthers.
In his nine seasons in the desert, Swann amassed 45 sacks. Maybe a more impressive stat was that he racked up three safeties, one in each of 1992, 1993, and 1994.
He had a season-high of 8.5 sacks in ’95 and 7.5 sacks in 1997. The defensive tackle also had two career interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown.