This is a list of Louisville Cardinals football players in the NFL Draft.

B Back K Kicker NT Nose tackle
C Center LB Linebacker FB Fullback
DB Defensive back P Punter HB Halfback
DE Defensive end QB Quarterback WR Wide receiver
DT Defensive tackle RB Running back G Guard
E End T Offensive tackle TE Tight end

Selections

Year Round Pick Overall Player Team Position
1942 14 1 121 Clure Mosher Pittsburgh Steelers C
1949 13 9 130 Bob Todd Chicago Cardinals T
1950 18 12 234 Joe Travue Cleveland Browns B
1952 28 4 329 Johnny Brewer Philadelphia Eagles B
1953 19 4 221 Jimmy Williams Pittsburgh Steelers B
1955 9 5 102 Johnny Unitas Pittsburgh Steelers QB
1956 9 11 108 Maury Woolford Los Angeles Rams T
1957 26 5 306 Joe Unitas Baltimore Colts T
1958 1 11 11 Lenny Lyles Baltimore Colts B
18 2 207 Mario Cheppo Chicago Cardinals E
1959 26 6 306 Ed Young San Francisco 49ers E
1960 19 6 222 Howard Turley Pittsburgh Steelers E
1961 16 3 213 Ron Petty Washington Redskins T
18 6 244 John Finn Chicago Bears T
1962 14 14 196 Ernie Green Green Bay Packers B
1964 1 9 9 Ken Kortas St. Louis Cardinals T
19 6 258 Dick Schott Minnesota Vikings E
1965 17 4 228 Tom LaFramboise Chicago Bears QB
1966 4 12 60 Doug Buffone Chicago Bears LB
6 11 91 Charles Johnson San Francisco 49ers DT
17 7 252 Benny Russell St. Louis Cardinals QB
1967 2 13 39 Tom Holzer San Francisco 49ers T
13 19 334 Bill Downes Philadelphia Eagles DT
15 12 379 Clarence Spencer San Francisco 49ers WR
1968 3 16 71 Ed Harmon Dallas Cowboys LB
6 7 145 John Neidert Cincinnati Bengals LB
10 1 247 Wayne Patrick Cincinnati Bengals RB
15 14 395 Clarence Spencer San Francisco 49ers WR
1969 6 7 137 Wally Oyler Atlanta Falcons DB
1970 3 7 59 Lee Bouggess Philadelphia Eagles RB
7 16 172 Cleo Walker Green Bay Packers C
17 15 431 David Sanks San Diego Chargers G
1971 12 19 305 Horace Jones Oakland Raiders DT
1972 4 13 91 Larry Ball Miami Dolphins DE
6 24 154 Amos Martin Minnesota Vikings LB
1973 4 10 88 Tom Jackson Denver Broncos LB
14 13 351 John Madeys Atlanta Falcons QB
16 3 393 Howard Stevens New Orleans Saints RB
1974 5 23 127 Richard Bishop Cincinnati Bengals DT
1975 13 20 332 A.J. Jacobs Los Angeles Rams DB
15 26 390 Marty Smith Pittsburgh Steelers DT
1976 15 15 418 Wilbur Summers Denver Broncos P
1978 11 14 292 Cal Prince Cincinnati Bengals RB
1979 6 24 161 Dwayne Woodruff Pittsburgh Steelers DB
10 2 250 Nathan Poole Cincinnati Bengals RB
1980 1 19 19 Otis Wilson Chicago Bears LB
11 6 283 Ricky Skiles Green Bay Packers LB
1982 12 8 314 Donnie Craft Houston Oilers RB
1983 8 27 223 Mark Gregory Clayton Miami Dolphins WR
10 9 260 Richard Tharpe Buffalo Bills DT
1984 4 14 98 Tom Andrews Chicago Bears G
5 26 138 Dean May Miami Dolphins QB
1985 6 27 167 Ron Davenport Miami Dolphins RB
1986 2 7 34 Ernest Givins Houston Oilers WR
1987 1 23 23 Bruce Armstrong New England Patriots T
1990 2 17 42 Carwell Gardner Buffalo Bills RB
1991 1 25 25 Ted Washington San Francisco 49ers DT
2 7 34 Browning Nagle New York Jets QB
11 14 292 Jerry Crafts Indianapolis Colts T
11 20 298 Mike Flores Philadelphia Eagles DE
1992 12 3 311 Klaus Wilmsmeyer Tampa Bay Buccaneers P
1993 3 9 65 Ray Buchanan Indianapolis Colts DB
6 9 149 Deral Boykin Los Angeles Rams DB
1994 1 13 13 Joe Johnson New Orleans Saints DE
1995 5 3 137 Jamie Asher Washington Redskins TE
1996 3 5 66 Roman Oben New York Giants G
5 35 167 Alan Campos Dallas Cowboys LB
1997 2 14 44 Sam Madison Miami Dolphins DB
4 22 118 Tyrus McCloud Baltimore Ravens LB
5 26 156 Carl Powell Indianapolis Colts DE
7 37 238 Leland Taylor Baltimore Ravens DT
2000 3 13 75 Chris Redman Baltimore Ravens QB
4 21 115 Frank Moreau Kansas City Chiefs RB
2001 6 16 179 Rashad Holman San Francisco 49ers DB
2002 2 33 65 Deion Branch New England Patriots WR
2003 2 32 64 Dewayne White Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE
3 24 88 Dave Ragone Houston Texans QB
7 3 217 Curry Burns Houston Texans DB
7 31 245 Chris Johnson Green Bay Packers DB
2005 2 22 54 Eric Shelton Carolina Panthers RB
4 20 121 Stefan LeFors Carolina Panthers QB
4 22 123 Kerry Rhodes New York Jets DB
5 18 154 Robert McCune Washington Redskins LB
7 22 236 Lionel Gates Buffalo Bills RB
7 39 253 J. R. Russell Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR
2006 3 11 75 Jason Spitz Green Bay Packers C
4 29 126 Elvis Dumervil Denver Broncos DE
5 9 142 Brandon Johnson Arizona Cardinals LB
6 13 182 Montavious Stanley Dallas Cowboys DT
2007 1 10 10 Amobi Okoye Houston Texans DT
4 1 100 Michael Bush Oakland Raiders RB
5 11 148 Kolby Smith Kansas City Chiefs RB
5 33 170 William Gay Pittsburgh Steelers DB
2008 2 25 56 Brian Brohm Green Bay Packers QB
3 21 84 Harry Douglas Atlanta Falcons WR
5 6 141 Gary Barnidge Carolina Panthers TE
5 15 150 Breno Giacomini Green Bay Packers T
7 39 246 Mario Urrutia Cincinnati Bengals WR
2009 1 28 28 Eric Wood Buffalo Bills C
5 34 170 George Bussey New England Patriots T
2011 3 24 88 Johnny Patrick New Orleans Saints DB
4 29 126 Bilal Powell New York Jets RB
6 10 175 Byron Stingily Tennessee Titans T
2012 7 25 232 Greg Scruggs Seattle Seahawks DE
2014 1 18 18 Calvin Pryor New York Jets DB
1 26 26 Marcus Smith Philadelphia Eagles DE
1 32 32 Teddy Bridgewater Minnesota Vikings QB
3 9 73 Preston Brown Buffalo Bills LB
2015 1 14 14 DeVante Parker Miami Dolphins WR
3 8 72 Jamon Brown St. Louis Rams T
3 17 81 John Miller Buffalo Bills G
3 18 82 Lorenzo Mauldin New York Jets LB
4 5 104 James Sample Jacksonville Jaguars DB
6 1 177 Deiontrez Mount Tennessee Titans LB
6 13 189 Charles Gaines Cleveland Browns DB
6 17 193 B. J. Dubose Minnesota Vikings DE
7 22 239 Gerod Holliman Pittsburgh Steelers DB
7 39 256 Gerald Christian Arizona Cardinals TE
2016 1 12 12 Sheldon Rankins New Orleans Saints DL
2017 6 29 213 Colin Holba Pittsburgh Steelers LS
7 12 230 Josh Harvey-Clemons Washington Redskins DB
2018 1 18 18 Jaire Alexander Green Bay Packers DB
1 32 32 Lamar Jackson Baltimore Ravens QB
3 10 74 Geron Christian Washington Redskins T
6 31 205 Trevon Young Los Angeles Rams DE
2020 1 11 11 Mekhi Becton New York Jets T
2021 2 25 57 Tutu Atwell Los Angeles Rams WR
3 4 109 Dez Fitzpatrick Tennessee Titans WR

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Notable undrafted players

Note: No drafts held before 1920

Debut year Player name Position Debut NFL/AFL team Notes
1963 Lee Calland CB Minnesota Vikings
1972 Cookie Brinkman WR Cleveland Browns
1974 Steve Reese LB New York Jets
1978 Kevin Miller WR Minnesota Vikings
1981 Joe Jacoby T Washington Redskins
1984 Frank Minnifield CB Cleveland Browns
1985 Pete McCartney T Dallas Cowboys
1986 Anthony Copeland LB Washington Redskins
1987 Matt Battaglia LB Philadelphia Eagles
1987 Curtis Jeffries TE Cincinnati Bengals
1987 Ed Rubbert QB Washington Redskins
1991 Mark Sander LB Miami Dolphins
1991 Joey Smith WR New York Giants
1994 Aaron Bailey WR Indianapolis Colts
1994 Jeff Brohm QB San Diego Chargers
1994 Jim Hanna DT New Orleans Saints
1994 Garin Patrick C Indianapolis Colts
1997 Rico Clark DB Indianapolis Colts
1997 David Akers K Atlanta Falcons
2000 LaVell Boyd WR Cincinnati Bengals
2000 Jon Hilbert K Dallas Cowboys
2001 Arnold Jackson WR Arizona Cardinals

References