For the seven days leading up to Thursday’s first round of the NFL draft, ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss will rank the team’s five best draft picks from each round -- seventh to first -- dating back 1994, when the NFL draft went to its current seven-round format.
Adrian Wilson, S, 2001 – A staple in the Cardinals’ secondary for 11 years, Wilson was a hard-hitting safety who set the tone for defense until he was released after 2012.
Darnell Dockett, DT, 2004 – After dropping to the third round, Dockett became one of the most feared defensive linemen in the league.
Tyrann Mathieu, S, 2013 – A top-five talent who fell to the third because of character issues, Mathieu took less than a full season to become one of the league's more dynamic and top safeties.
Josh McCown, QB, 2002 – McCown has developed during his career into a reliable backup role.
Anthony Clement, T, 1998 – After playing just one game his rookie season, Clement established himself as a consistent starter.