4 best seventh-round draft picks in Cardinals history

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Ernie “Indiana” Jones – WR (1988)

When the Cards flocked to the desert back in 1988, wide receiver Ernie “Indiana” Jones joined the organization just a few months later. The talented speedster managed to amass impressive numbers, despite the fact that he played in the shadows of phenomenal wideouts like Roy Green and J.T. Smith.

As a first-year pro in 1988, Jones caught 23 passes for 496 yards, averaging a defense-stretching 21.6 yards per reception for the Cardinals. The 179th-overall selection was on the receiving end of a sensational 93-yard touchdown pass from Neil Lomax during a December matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jones’ best campaign came in 1991 when he hauled in 61 passes for 957 yards and four scores in 16 starts. During his five years with the Cards, the Indiana native racked up 210 receptions, 3,574 receiving yards, and 18 touchdowns in 73 career games (38 starts).