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1st round, 16th overall: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tennessee State
2nd round, 50th overall: Calais Campbell, DE, Miami (FL)
3rd round, 81st overall, Early Doucet, WR, LSU
4th round, 116th overall, Kenny Iwebema, DE, Iowa
5th round, 149th overall, Tim Hightower, RB, Richmond
6th round, 185th overall, Chris Harrington, DE, Texas A&M
7th overall, 225th overall, Brandon Keith, OT, Northern Iowa
Best Pick: Calais Campbell
Besides Darnell Dockett and Adrian Wilson, he may be the most important piece of the Cardinals defense. A huge body who knows how to get into the backfield, the Cardinals are smart for wanting to retain his services. The ability to block kicks isn’t a bad trait to have either.
Worst Pick: Chris Harrington
Best Value: Tim Hightower/Brandon Keith
Hightower, despite his fumble issues, played fairy well in his time in AZ, and took carries away from Beanie Wells when he arrived.
Keith, though not the best offensive lineman the Cardinals have, won a starting job and has played well for being a seventh-round pick. We can’t honestly ask much more than that from Keith.
DRC did contribute, and it’s a shame that he was shipped to Philadelphia for Kolb, but he never reached his full potential and is struggling for playing time in Philly. Doucet has failed to separate himself and be the No. 2 WR the Cardinals need.