Steve Keim begins his ninth season as the Arizona Cardinals general manager
And now that it’s officially April, we’re on the road to the 2021 NFL Draft. Today, we’ll look at how well Keim has performed over the previous eight seasons, discussing his former top draft picks for the Arizona Cardinals.
Throughout his tenure with the team, it’s safe to say Keim’s performance has remained up and down. While he won a few career accolades during his early days, the Cardinals’ success has been murky at best during Keim’s leadership. Especially since their 2015 run to the NFC Championship Game. We can attribute some of this to his varying track record during the early rounds of the NFL Draft, which can make or break a franchise.
The names you’re about to see are probably familiar. Some having evolved into household names. Others having seen their careers fade to the wayside. So let’s reflect on Keim’s performance regarding top draft picks over the last 8 seasons. Beginning with 2013 first-round pick, Jonathan Cooper.