The Arizona Cardinals again had the chance to make history by choosing the final player taken in the NFL draft, NFLreports. Pick number 256 of the NFL Draft was chosen as Tight End Gerald Christian of Louisville was taken by the Cardinals who have a successful recent history with taking the last pick. Kicker Ryan Succup was taken as Mr. Irrelevant and went on to be one of the most successful kickers of recent years before being traded because of the large contract his excellent kicking forced upon the team.
Christian is hoping to follow in Succup’s footsteps, but faces a much tougher challenge as the tight end will be positioned fourth on the roster as the preseason workouts begin. The 244 pound, six feet three inches tight end is seen as a small target in the modern world of the NFL, but featured in the third team all ACC team and saw his stock rise with strong performances in the combine. Gerald Christian stated after he was chosen as pick 256 that he was determined to work to prove his worth to the team and earn a spot on the full roster for 2015.
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