5 most disappointing trades in Arizona Cardinals history

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Trade for Randal Hill in 1991

In 1991, Randal Hill was drafted in the first round with the No. 23 pick by the Miami Dolphins. One game into his rookie season, however, the Dolphins traded Hill to the Cardinals for a 1992 first-round draft selection.

Hill went on to appear in all 15 of the Cardinals’ remaining matchups in the 1991 season. During his time on the field during his rookie campaign, he caught 43 passes for 495 yards (11.5 average) and one touchdown.

His best game in 1991 came in a Cardinals’ loss to the Eagles in Week 13 when he finished with seven catches for 80 yards (both season-highs).

Hill ended up remaining with the Cardinals until 1995, when he, ironically enough, signed with the Dolphins. During his final three years in the desert, the speedy receiver caught 131 passes for 1,924 yards, and seven touchdowns.

So Hill’s numbers weren’t terrible when he was a member of the Cardinals. However, the production didn’t exactly match the value of the asset that the team gave up in the 1991 trade with Miami.