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NFL Draft results: 49ers pick TE Rory Anderson in seventh round

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The San Francisco 49ers made their final pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. They used a comp pick to select Rory Anderson in the seventh round. We take an initial look at the pick.

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The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up their work in the 2015 NFL Draft, using a comp pick to select South Carolina tight end Rory Anderson in the seventh round. This gives the 49ers ten picks in their 2015 draft class.

According to his NFL.com scouting report, Anderson prefers to be called Busta. He has dealt with recurring triceps, and that appears to have sunk his draft stock. He tore a triceps in late 2014, missing his school's bowl game and requiring surgery. He probably could be ready for training camp, but I would not be surprised if he was put on the NFI list for this year. Here is what NFL.com had to say:

Anderson's athleticism and play speed is what NFL teams dream of when looking for tight ends to threaten vertically and create matchup problems underneath. While he needs to add more weight to his frame, Anderson shows the blocking fundamentals to be considered a legitimate combination tight end in the NFL. Anderson's biggest concern on draft day and beyond looks like it could be his recurring triceps injuries.

What we know about the 49ers draft, so far

Remaining 49ers draft picks

1 (17). Arik Armstead, DL, Oregon
2 (14). Jaquiski Tartt, S, Samford
3 (15). Eli Harold, OLB, Virginia
4 (18). Blake Bell, TE, Oklahoma
4 (27). Mike Davis, RB, South Carolina
4 (33). DeAndre Smelter, WR, Georgia Tech

5 (29). Bradley Pinion, P, Clemson
6 (14). Ian Silberman, OL, Boston College
7 (27). Trenton Brown, OL, Florida
7 (37). Rory Anderson, TE, South Carolina

*Note that 49ers comp picks can not be traded.