Five first-round picks the Cardinals got wrong
2. Wendell Bryant, DT, Wisconsin, 2002, No. 12 overall
on to a nice career in Chicago and New York, but he never managed more
than 511 yards or 3.7 yards per carry in three seasons in Arizona.
Joe Wolf, OT, Boston College, 1989, No. 17 overall: Played nine NFL seasons with just 59 starts.
Bryant Johnson, WR, Penn State, 2003, No. 17 overall; Calvin Pace, DE, Wake Forest, 2003, No. 18 overall: Both players were fine in their own right, though never impact players in Arizona. What wasn’t fine is that Arizona State All-American defensive end Terrell Suggs was in the same draft and went at No. 10. The Cardinals had the sixth pick but resisted the clamoring to take the hometown star and traded down for the 17th and 18th picks. They supposedly had their eye on Miami defensive end Jerome McDougle, but the Eagles traded up and took him with the 15th pick. There are some who believe the Cards simply didn’t want to pay Suggs. Regardless, the former Chandler Hamilton star has 84.5 career sacks, five Pro Bowl selections, was the 2011 NFL defensive player of the year and just won a Super Bowl with the Ravens.