Cardinals selected Louisville TE Gerald Christian with the No. 256 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
Christian (6'3/244) spent two seasons at Louisville after transferring from Florida, amassing 64 career catches for 882 yards (13.8 YPR) and ten TDs. He managed a 4.87 forty at the Combine and is tight in the hips, limiting his route-running ability. Christian does have soft, big (10 3/4") hands and can make contested catches. As is typically the case with young tight ends, Christian needs work as a blocker, but flashes toughness to become proficient in that aspect. He likely has the ceiling of a No. 2 tight end in the pros.
Colts selected Mars Hill OG Denzell Goode with the No. 255 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
Goode (6'6/336) is a big, wide power blocker on the inside. He runs 5.25 and isn't very athletic. Goode is a project for the Colts, who came into the draft desperate for offensive-line help. Goode will have an uphill battle to make the 53-man roster.
49ers selected South Carolina TE Rory Anderson with the No. 254 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
Affectionately known as "Busta," Anderson (6'5/244) finished his college career with just 61 receptions for 954 yards (15.6 YPR) and nine touchdowns, never catching more than 22 passes in a season. He tore both of his triceps tendons a senior. Anderson flashed seam-stretching ability for South Carolina, but has abnormally small hands (8 3/4") and dropped far too many balls in college. He's essentially a poor man's Ladarius Green.
Patriots selected Alabama OLB Xzavier Dickson with the No. 253 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
Dickson (6'4/260) was shuttled in and out of the starting lineup as a sophomore and junior before solidifying a first-team role as a senior, and leading Alabama in tackles for loss (12.5) and sacks (9). Exposed as a sub-average athlete at the Combine, Dickson clocked 4.74 with a 29 1/2-inch vertical and nose tackle-esque 8-foot-4 broad jump. Dickson lacks NFL-caliber pass-rush explosion, and may not last long in the pros unless he improves his run defense. He'll likely have to become a Courtney Upshaw-type, two-down edge setter to stick.
Broncos selected Tulane CB Taurean Nixon with the No. 251 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
Nixon (5'11/187) was a two-year letterman at Memphis before spending two years at Tulane. He blazed a 4.36 at his Pro Day and sports a 38 1/2" vertical jump with an 11-2 broad. The Broncos have an athlete to mold.
Broncos selected Northwestern QB Trevor Siemian with the No. 250 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
Siemian (6'3/220) was a late riser, surprisingly garnering plenty of interest in the weeks before draft weekend. He tore his ACL in November and wasn't able to work out in the pre-draft process. During his time at Northwestern, Siemian passed for 5,931 career yards, 27 touchdowns and 24 interceptions. He'll compete for the No. 3 job with the Broncos behind backup Brock Osweiler.
Falcons selected San Jose State S Akeem King with the No. 249 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
A former receiver, King (6'2/215), shifted to safety late in his freshman season. He ran a nice 4.43 40 at his Pro Day, and posted a 37.5-inch vertical. King was not a big-time playmaker for the Spartans, and will likely to be limited to special teams in the big leagues.
Patriots selected Marshall CB Darryl Roberts with the No. 247 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
Roberts is the second best athlete among defensive backs in this class. He ran a 4.36 forty with outstanding jumps and even posted 28 bench press reps. He could be viewed as a developmental talent, but we like Roberts' tape and skills. He made 42 career starts.