The Cardinals will — barring a trade — select 23rd in the draft later this month. It is a specifically unfamiliar spot.
The last time the franchise held the 23rd overall pick in the NFL draft was when the 23rd pick was already deep into the second round. In 1966, the Cardinals took offensive tackle Harold Lucas with the 23rd pick — which at the time was the seventh pick of Round 2. The team selected linebacker Carl McAdams with their first-round pick, which was eighth overall.
Over the last 20 years, pick No. 23 has been a mixed bag with the choices teams have made there: