No. 23: Cardinals' best draft class
Pair of HOFers headline class
ESPN Stats and Information has ranked all NFL players drafted in the modern draft (1967-2008) based on their performance during their NFL careers -- regardless of how they fared with the team that drafted them. Insider will count down each team's best draft class (seeded 1-32), then conduct a tournament to determine the best class of all-time.
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CARDINALS' BEST CLASS: 1971
The Cardinals' franchise has an average history in the draft, according to ESPN Stats and Information's rankings. They have drafted a pair of Hall of Famers in Dan Dierdorf and Roger Wehrli, but have not drafted a league MVP or a Player of the Year on either side of the ball. Their best class came when the franchise was in St. Louis in 1971.
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