Five best Cards' picks: 1st 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.

1. Larry Fitzgerald, WR, 2004 -- A sure-fire Hall of Famer, Fitzgerald is widely considered the best player in franchise history.

2. Simeon Rice, DE, 1996 -- He quickly established himself as one of the top ends in the NFL and continued on a torrid pace throughout his career while taking home four All-Pro nods and three Pro Bowl selections.

3. Patrick Peterson, CB, 2011 -- In his first three seasons, Peterson has been named to the Pro Bowl all three years and an All-Pro twice, while becoming one of the best match-up corners in the league.

4. Michael Floyd, WR, 2012 -- In just his second season Floyd became a 1,000-yard receiver and a formidable option across from Larry Fitzgerald.

5. David Boston, WR, 1999 -- Boston's best years in the NFL were spent in Arizona, where he became a Pro Bowl receiver.