The Arizona Cardinals are one of the few teams to have participated in the NFL’s inaugural draft in 1936.
The Cardinals’ draft history is a unique one, especially with some of the choices that were made when the team was in St.Louis. Here we’re going to list every single Arizona Cardinals draft pick that they’ve made:
Arizona Cardinals 1936 first-round draft pick:
The Cardinals had the fifth overall pick in the first-ever NFL Draft in 1936. Jimmy Lawrence was both a wingback and halfback for the Cardinals. He finished his short, four-year stint with the Cardinals after tallying 357 yards and four touchdowns.
Lawrence left mid-season in 1939 and won an NFL Championship with the Green Bay Packers. That would be his only Pro Bowl selection, and his final season in the league.
Arizona Cardinals 1937 first-round draft pick:
The Sheboygan, Wisconsin native played his college ball at Marquette University in Milwaukee, which got rid of the football program in 1960. Buivid played two years with the team, going 34/83 for 500 yards, 11 passing touchdowns, and four interceptions.
Arizona Cardinals 1938 first-round draft pick:
Another fifth overall selection, Robbins wore number 55. Robbins went 88/182 for 1,076 yards, six passing touchdowns, and a bad 19 interceptions.
Arizona Cardinals 1939 first-round draft pick:
Talk about versatility. The Cardinals’ second Horned Frog selection made in the 1930s only spent two seasons with the Cardinals. Aldrich made the Pro Bowl as a rookie, despite no stats being shown on PFR.
Aldrich would depart after the 1940 season for Washington, where he would be a part of the 1942 championship team. He retired in 1947 after five years with Washington.