Selected by the Cardinals in the first round (16th overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft out of Tulsa. Was the second LB taken in the '21 draft (Micah Parsons, 12th to Cowboys) and the fourth defender selected.
There have now been three Tulsa players selected in the first round of the NFL Draft - and two have been drafted by the Cardinals. Collins and B Glenn Dobbs (3rd overall in 1943) join OL Steve August (taken 14th overall by Seattle in 1977) as the only Golden Hurricanes ever taken in the first round.
At 6-4 and 260 pounds, ran a 4.67 40-yard dash at his Pro Day in April of 2021.
As a junior in 2020, was the recipient of the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, the Chuck Bednarik Award and the Lombardi Award; named the CFB on FOX Defensive Player of the Year and finished as the runner-up for the Butkus Award, given to the nation's top linebacker.
Raised by a single mother, Haley, who had him at 21 years old and dropped out of college. She took numerous jobs as Zaven grew up, while also taking in a nephew, Peyton, that she also raised. She eventually got her college degree but money was tight and they couldn't afford to send Zaven to college. Following his junior year at Hominy, Haley drove Collins to 12 football camps across the region looking to get him a scholarship, taking money out of her 401K to pay for him to attend the camps. His lone Division I scholarship offer came from Tulsa at the final camp he attended.
Selected by the Cardinals in the second round (49th overall) in the 2021 NFL Draft out of Purdue, Moore became the first Purdue player drafted by the Cardinals since the team selected DT Dave Butz in the first round (5th overall) in 1973.
In three seasons (2018-20) at Purdue, appeared in 20 games and recorded 178 receptions for 1,915 yards and 14 TDs. Averaged 8.9 receptions and 95.8 receiving yards per game during his college career.
As a true freshman in 2018, totaled 114 receptions for 1,258 yards and 12 TDs while adding 213 yards and two TDs on 21 rushing attempts. He also returned 13 kickoffs for 662 yards and 12 punts for 82 yards. The Paul Hornung Award winner as the nation's most versatile player, he also became the first true freshman in Big Ten history to earn consensus All-American honors.
Despite playing football and navigating the COVID pandemic, Moore earned a Business degree from Purdue in 2 1/2 years. He took 12 hours in summer school when he first arrived at Purdue as a 17-year old and went on to average 21 hours a semester while majoring in Selling and Sales Management. In order to reach his goal of graduating in that time, he took 27 hours (nine classes) during the 2020 fall semester and went on to graduate with a 3.5 GPA.
Selected by the Cardinals in the fourth round (136th overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft out of Florida. Arizona entered the draft with the 160th overall selection in the fifth round and traded up 24 spots to select Wilson.
Became just the second Florida player selected by the Arizona in the last 22 years - OL D.J. Humphries (24th overall in the 2015 NFL Draft) - and the 11th Gator ever drafted by the Cardinals.
Started all but one of the 36 games he played in for the Gators and was part of three-consecutive bowl teams - 2018 Peach Bowl, 2019 Orange Bowl and 2020 Cotton Bowl - including back-to-back 10-win squads during the 2018-19 campaigns.
Trained in Arizona with former high school teammate and fellow 2021 NFL Draft pick Patrick Surtain II. The two were coached by their fathers at American Heritage High School in Plantation, FL, a program that regularly produces Division I cornerbacks. Wilson, Surtain II and Jaguars second-round pick CB Tyson Campbell played together for the Patriots and won a pair of state titles (2014 and '16).
Selected by Arizona with their first pick of the sixth round (210th overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft out of Duke, becoming the second Blue Devil selected by the Cardinals in the last 56 years and the first since LB Melvin Parker in the 15th round (371st overall) in 1973.
Member of Duke's largest draft class since 1973, joining college teammates LB Chris Rumph II (118th overall to Chargers), S Michael Carter II (154th to Jets) and TE Noah Gray (162nd to Chiefs).
Started all 49 games played during his four-year career at Duke (2017-20), earning All-ACC accolades during his junior and senior campaigns and named a semifinalist for the 2020 Lott IMPACT Trophy. Became a starter as a true freshman and earned Freshman All-American honors from ESPN.
Registered the second most sacks in program history (21.5) and tied for eighth all-time in career tackles for loss (36).
Moved to the United States with his family at age 8 from his native Lagos, Nigeria.
Selected by the Cardinals with their second pick of the sixth round (223rd overall) in the 2021 NFL Draft out of Central Florida. Became the first UCF player ever drafted by the Cardinals.
One of five UCF players, and one of three DBs, selected in the 2021 NFL Draft. Both totals set school records for a single draft.
ProFootballFocus.com had Gowan listed at #69 on its top-100 players in the 2021 NFL Draft. As a junior in 2019, PFF gave him an 80.1 coverage grade after he gave up just 20 receptions on 50 targets. According to the ratings site, his 26.6 passer rating allowed in single coverage in 2019 was the best in the nation.
Selected by the Cardinals with their first pick of the seventh round (243rd overall) in the 2021 NFL Draft out of Cincinnati. Became just the sixth Bearcat player ever drafted by the Cardinals and the first defender Arizona has taken from the school.
Named a second-team All-American by the Associated Press and was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award in 2020 after helping lead a Cincinnati defense which led the AAC and ranked in the top-15 in the NCAA in rush defense, pass efficiency, scoring and total defense.
Selected by the Cardinals with their second pick in the seventh round (247th overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft out of Penn State.
Named a team captain as a junior and senior, received an All-Big Ten recognition following his last two seasons and played 46 consecutive games, including 34 straight starts at center, during his final three seasons.
Anchored an offensive line that helped Penn State rank second in the Big Ten in total offense (430.3 ypg) in 2020. Received the Dick Maginnis Memorial Award as the team's most outstanding offensive lineman in 2019.
Taken one spot before fellow Nittany Lion offensive lineman Will Fries (248th overall by the Colts), marking the first time Penn State had multiple offensive linemen picked since 2009 when Rich Ohrnberger (123rd overall to New England) and A.Q. Shipley (226th overall to Pittsburgh) were drafted. Both Ohrnberger and Shipley played for Arizona during their NFL careers.
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