The Cardinals selected Michael Floyd with their first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. With the exception of All-Pro wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, the Cardinals have had little success in drafting wide receivers in the first round of the NFL Draft since the 1980's. Fitzgerald, a first round pick out of the University of Pittsburgh in 2004, was preceded by the following first round wide receiver picks since the 1980's:
1984 - Clyde Duncan, Tennessee. Duncan played only 2 years in the NFL, wherein he totalled only 4 receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown.
1999 - David Boston, Ohio State. Although Boston was a Pro Bowler and All-Pro selection in 2001, he only played 3 years for the Cardinals. Boston's NFL career ended in 2006 after being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
2003 - Bryant Johnson, Penn State. Johnson played for the Cardinals from 2003 to 2007 primarily as the team's third receiver behind Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald. Johnson's journeyman career has taken him from the Cardinals, to the 49ers, Lions and Texans.