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Five best Cards' picks: 3rd round

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.