Many had predicted the Arizona Cardinals to be a struggling team this season, and while they are playing better than people had anticipated, they’re still currently slated for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. Meanwhile, the Cardinals also have plenty of draft picks after some well-orchestrated trades over the last year.
Arizona Cardinals Draft Picks by Round in 2024
- Round 1
- Round 1 (via HOU)
- Round 2
- Round 3
- Round 3 (via TEN)
- Round 3 (via HOU)
- Round 4
- Round 5
- Round 5 (via HOU)
- Round 7 (via NYG)
- Round 7 (via CLE)
How Many Picks Do the Cardinals Have in 2024?
The Cardinals have plenty of draft capital for the 2024 NFL Draft thanks to their efforts in their rebuild over the offseason.
Arizona traded back in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft with the Houston Texans to pick up their first-round pick and an additional third in 2024. The Cardinals also traded back with the Tennessee Titans in Round 2 last year to pick up their third-round pick in 2024.
In addition to their trade backs, the Cardinals gained a fifth-round pick from the Texans in exchange for offensive tackle Josh Jones and a seventh-round pick from the Giants for linebacker/safety Isaiah Simmons. As part of the trade for quarterback Joshua Dobbs, Arizona sent a fifth-round pick for Dobbs and a seventh-round pick from the Browns.
Who Did the Cardinals Draft in 2023?
After the Cardinals traded back with the Texans, they traded up with the Detroit Lions to take Ohio State offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. (sixth overall). Johnson has started every game for Arizona at right tackle. It’s been a bit of a struggle for him transitioning over from left to right tackle in his first NFL action, but the traits are still evident, and he should get better with time.
After their trade with the Titans, the Cardinals selected LSU pass rusher B.J. Ojulari. Ojulari hasn’t cracked the starting lineup for Arizona yet, behind Victor Dimukeje, Dennis Gardeck, and Zaven Collins, but he does already have a sack to his name and should emerge pretty quickly as he gets more time to adjust to the NFL.
In Round 3, the Cardinals selected Syracuse cornerback Garrett Williams. Williams made his NFL debut in Week 7 against the Seattle Seahawks and recorded an interception in the game as well.
Their other selection in Round 3 was Stanford wide receiver Michael Wilson, who is second on the team in receiving yards and touchdowns. Wilson has occupied the X role for the Cardinals’ offense well this season, flashing the route-running ability that made him such a coveted prospect.
Arizona spent their fourth-round pick in 2023 on UCLA offensive lineman Jon Gaines II. Gaines hasn’t yet played a down in the NFL, however, after suffering a knee injury and being placed on injured reserve in the preseason.
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Arizona’s two fifth-round picks turned out to be Houston quarterback Clayton Tune and Auburn linebacker Owen Pappoe. While Pappoe is mainly limited to special-teams duties, Tune is slated to take over as the Cardinals’ starting QB in Week 9.
The Cardinals closed their 2023 NFL Draft with Louisville cornerback Kei’Trel Clark, who has started most of the season and has two pass breakups so far, and West Virginia defensive tackle Dante Stills, who has 10 tackles and three sacks working in the DL rotation.
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