Sample was the No. 104 pick overall - fourth round - and was selected by the Jaguars. He was the fifth pick of the day.
The 6-foot-2, 209-pound Sample, who came to U of L by way of a transfer from the University of Washington and a year at junior college, led the Cardinals in tackles with 90 and had 74 solo tackles. He also had four interceptions.
Sample, who is originally from Sacramento, Calif., left U of L after only one season and with one year of eligibility left.
He's the fifth U of L player picked. DeVante Parker was a first round pick by the Dolphins, followed by Jamon Brown (Rams), Lorenzo Mauldin (Jets) and John Miller (Bills) all were picked in the fourth round.