RORY “BUSTA” ANDERSON
6 foot 4 inches
Selection: Seventh round, No. 254 overall
Chosen ahead of . . . T Denzelle Good (Indianapolis), TE Gerald Christian (Arizona).
College career: Started in 19 games for South Carolina over the last four years. In 2014, suffered torn triceps muscle in spring in one arm, and then in October in the other arm. Missed season opener in 2013 with a hamstring injury. Finished career with 61 catches for 954 yards, 15.6 average and nine touchdowns. Prefers to be called "Busta" rather than Rory. Played football and basketball in high school.
Scouting report: 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. –NFL.com
How he fits: The 49ers will have a lot of competition at tight end after the team spent a fourth-round pick on Blake Bell of Oklahoma. So, now, the 49ers have Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald, Derek Carrier, Garrett Celek, Asante Cleveland, Xavier Grimble, Bell and Anderson on their roster.