Every Arizona Cardinals first-round draft pick in team history
Arizona Cardinals 1980 first-round draft pick:
Greer would be a Cardinals lifer, spending eight seasons with the team from 1980 to 1987. Greer had 69.5 sacks, including a career-high in 1983 with 16.
Arizona Cardinals 1981 first-round draft pick:
Junior would be one of the few Cardinals to play for both the St.Louis and then Phoenix Cardinals. Junior’s Cardinals career lasted from 1981 to 1988, where he earned two Pro Bowl selections and an All-Pro nod in the mid-80s.
Junior finished his career with the Cardinals with 12 interceptions, six fumble recoveries, and one touchdown.
Arizona Cardinals 1982 first-round draft pick:
Luis Sharpe would join Junior in playing for both the St.Louis and Phoenix Cardinals, and Sharpe was a standout tackle for the Cardinals from 1982 to 1994. He was selected to three Pro Bowls.
Arizona Cardinals 1983 first-round draft pick:
Smith would play for the Cardinals from 1983 to 1988, where he’d rack up six interceptions, one touchdown, and 11 sacks. He also had an awesome jersey.
Arizona Cardinals 1984 first-round draft pick:
Duncan didn’t play until the 1985 season, where he caught 28 passes for 550 yards and never scored a touchdown. This is one bust of a pick.
Arizona Cardinals 1985 first-round draft pick:
Nunn would become the Cardinals’ all-time sack leader during his career, with 66.5 sacks. That record stood until this past season when Chandler Jones surpassed him. Nunn played nine years for the Cardinals before finishing his final three seasons in Indianapolis.
Arizona Cardinals 1986 first-round draft pick:
In five years, Bell only had two interceptions and three fumble recoveries. Another big time bust for the Cardinals.
Arizona Cardinals 1987 first-round draft pick:
Oh god, the horror that was the Kelly Stouffer pick. Stouffer got into a contract battle with the late Bill Bidwill, and Bidwill went as far as to tell Stouffer that he was powerless in negotiations. Bidwill used the phrase “I own you” and Stouffer never signed.
Stouffer went on to play for the Seahawks, but he was bad. Real bad.
You can read how Stouffer cost the Cardinals Steve Young in a crazy story here.
Arizona Cardinals 1988 first-round draft pick:
All you need to know about Ken Harvey’s Cardinals tenure is that in 64 games, he only forced two fumbles and had a decent 47.5 sacks. Harvey made all four of his Pro Bowl appearances with Washington, after leaving the team in free agency in 1993.
Arizona Cardinals 1989 first-round draft pick:
The third time the Cardinals had two first-round picks, Eric Hill played nine years for the Cardinals and had seven forced fumbles, one touchdown, eight sacks, and 932 combined tackles. Hill signed with the Rams in 1998.
Wolf played his entire career on the offensive line from 1989 to 1997.