Number 10 in the top 10 Arizona Cardinals draft picks from the last decade: Anthony Sherman, Fullback, UConn
Way back in 2011, Sherman was drafted in the 5th round out of UConn. The stout northeastern fullback had the chance to lead the backfield of Beanie Wells and eventually Ryan Williams. In Ken Whisenhunt’s final seasons, Sherman would also end up being the last true fullback the Cardinals have had on their roster.
Once Bruce Arians got hired heading into the 2013 season, one of his first moves was cutting Sherman. Arians’ “no risk it, no biscuit” offense just had zero usage for a true fullback to be on the roster. Sherman would go on to sign with Kansas City, where he played an instrumental part in their Super Bowl LIV championship run. I have been an advocate of restoring the fullback position for this team, as having tight ends try to operate it has been nothing but a complete failure.
Maybe we’ll see this come back in the future, as fullbacks have been a key part of the success of Nick Chubb and Derrick Henry. Moving on to number nine in our countdown of the top 10 Arizona Cardinals Draft picks from last decade on the next slide.