The Arizona Cardinals have made their final selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. With their seventh round selection the 219th overall, they drafted tight end D.C. Jefferson from Rutgers.
He was a four-year starter at Rutgers, collecting a total of 47 receptions and a pair of touchdowns.
He is 6-5, 255, and injured his pectoral muscle during the combine. He does not have top end speed, but physically looks the part of an NFL tight end.
Head coach Bruce Arians uses tight ends a lot in his offense, as he prefers to run with two versatile tight ends at the position. They move around from the end of the to out wide and in the backfield as an H-back.
Good athlete with good length. Flashes enough foot quickness to sit down in zones to present a big target, and often uses his long strides to cover a lot of ground down the seam, where his height presents a challenge to defenders. Also a willing blocker on the edge who is capable of bringing force out of his stance and attempts to sustain throughout the play.
He will join Rob Housler, Jeff King, Kory Sperry, Jim Dray and Alex Gottlieb as the tight ends on the roster.
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