5th round QB Clayton Tune has some historical Cardinals draft ties
It only made sense that the Arizona Cardinals selected Houston quarterback Clayton Tune in the fifth round of the 2023 NFL draft. Tune has a great historical draft tie to the Cardinals organization.
As related by the Cardinals media relations, Tune is the great-great nephew of Jim Lawrence. As in, the same Jim Lawrence who was the first-ever draft pick by the Cardinals franchise back in 1936.
Lawrence was a running back out of TCU when the then-Chicago Cardinals drafted him fifth overall in the inaugural NFL draft some 87 years ago. Lawrence played four seasons for the Cardinals, leading the team in rushing in 1938.
Tune gets a chance to further the family legacy in Arizona.
Cardinals take Houston QB Clayton Tune in the 5th round.
Tune's great-great uncle was Jim Lawrence, a back from TCU who was the *first-ever* Cardinals draft pick.
Lawrence (pictured below) was the 5th overall pick in the NFL's inaugural draft of 1936. pic.twitter.com/frKFbXSRmD
— Mark Dalton (@CardsMarkD) April 29, 2023