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Texas TE Geoff Swaim selected by the Dallas Cowboys

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An impressive Pro Timing Day helped the blocking specialist.

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Blue-collar blocking tight end Geoff Swaim will be wearing a blue star next year after the Dallas Cowboys selected him in the seventh round with the No. 246 pick overall.

The fifth Texas Longhorns player selected in the draft, Swaim is another prospect draft analysts didn't expect to be drafted -- NFLDraftScout.com ranked him as the No. 726 prospect overall.

The junior college transfer from Butte CC in California was a hard 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.

At the Texas Pro Timing Day in March, Swaim impressed with his athleticism, similar to former Texas tight end Greg Smith, and was a major reason that the Cowboys drafted him:

40 time Vert Broad jump Shuttle 3-cone Bench
4.61 seconds 35.5 inches 10 feet 4 inches 4.58 seconds 7.28 seconds N/A

Swaim measured in at 6'5 and 242 pounds and finished his Texas career with 13 catches for 84 yards and a touchdown.