Sitting with the sixth pick the team decided to trade down and take Calvin Pace and Bryant Johnson instead of taking Terrell Suggs, or even a Jordan Gross.
When Bleacher Report re-did the 2003 NFL Draft they corrected the error for the Cardinals.
Check it out:
"6. Arizona Cardinals: Edge Terrell Suggs, Arizona State"
"Suggs will eventually be in the Hall of Fame. He made seven Pro Bowls over the course of a wildly long run in Baltimore that included 132.5 sacks, 33 forced fumbles, a first-team All-Pro nod in 2011 and a Super Bowl run in 2012. A widely respected and feared leader, he also had 12.5 sacks and four forced fumbles in the playoffs."
"That type of production could have come in handy when the Cardinals became a contender between 2008 and 2010. Nobody on the roster registered more than five sacks in their ‘08 Super Bowl season, and both Johnson and Pace were off the roster at that point."
The Cardinals messed up by passing on Suggs, but Pace still was good enough to go in round one, where he was taken 20th in the re-draft.
However, the first Cardinal taken in the re-draft is maybe my favorite of all time, as Anquan Boldin was taken 16th by the Kansas City Chiefs. I don’t know how I would feel about missing out on Boldin for his entire career, but definitely feel like adding Suggs would have done wonders for the early 2000’s Cardinals.