4 best seventh-round draft picks in Cardinals history

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Pat Tillman – S (1998)

It comes as little surprise that the late Pat Tillman would be ranked as the greatest seventh-round NFL Draft pick in Cardinals history. The undersized linebacker out of Arizona State University was a true American hero, a courageous human being who will forever be etched in the hearts of Cards fans everywhere.

Tillman was the 226th-overall selection of the 1998 draft, but the former Sun Devil deserved to be selected much earlier. After he was selected by Arizona, he switched to safety and recorded an impressive 73 tackles during his first season with the Cardinals.

In the 60 professional contests he competed in, Tillman amassed 374 tackles, including an eye-popping 155 during the 2000 campaign. The California native also contributed three interceptions, 15 pass breakups, and 2.5 sacks during his four years in the desert.