The Dallas Cowboys selected Geoff Swaim, a tight end from Texas with pick 246 in the seventh round.
Dallas traded their sixth-round pick in 2016 to the San Francisco 49ers. Swaim is a blocking tight end, pure and simple.
An increased role in the passing game never happened for Texas Longhorns tight end Geoff Swaim in 2014, as he caught only 10 passes for 70 yards and a touchdown, but he continued his excellent efforts as a blocker.
The junior college transfer from Butte CC in California was a blue-collar worker in the run game over his two seasons in Austin, consistently putting his hat on defenders when working as an in-line tight end or as a move blocker from the H-back or fullback position. Swaim displayed good mobility, functional strength, and hand placement in all of those roles.
Cowboys draft picks for the 2015 draft:
Round 1, Pick 27 (27) -- Byron Jones CB
Round 2, Pick 28 (60) -- Randy Gregory DE
Round 3, Pick 27 (91) -- Chaz Greeen OT
Round 4, Pick 28 (127) -- Damien Wilson LB
Round 5, Pick 27 (163) -- Ryan Russell DE
Round 7, Pick 19 (236) (from Chargers) -- Mark Nzeocha LB
Round 7, Pick 26 (243) (from Ravens) -- Laurence Gibson OT
Round 7, Pick 29 (246) (from 49ers) -- Geoff Swaim TE
Cowboys team needs in the draft:
CB - The situation with Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne makes this a priority.
RB - DeMarco Murray's departure opens up a spot for a rookie to compete with Darren McFadden and others.
DL - The Cowboys could certainly use help along the defensive line. A pass-rusher and an active one-tech are possibilities. LB - The Cowboys have Rolando McClain and Sean Lee, but injuries for Lee and injuries and off-the-field issues for McClain make things thin.
WR - Dallas could use a speedy wide receiver, especially one who can return kicks.
T/G - Depth along the line, especially at swing tackle.