Arizona Cardinals From A To Z: Gerald Christian


Player profile of TE Gerald Christian as Arizona Cardinals training camp starts July 31st

As we prepare for Arizona Cardinals training camp reporting date of July 31st, it is time for our annual look at the roster player by player.  I look at what they’ve done, where they are now and how I project each player’s status at the end of camp.

We go from A to Z and continue with TE Gerald Christian.  Christian is a 2015 seventh-round draft pick out of Louisville.  He was also ‘Mr. Irrelevant’, the last pick of the NFL Draft.

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2014 season: Christian had 32 receptions for 384 yards and five touchdowns for Louisville.  He had a similar season in 2013 with 28 catches for 426 yards and four touchdowns.  He started his college career at Florida in 2011 before transferring in 2012.

2015 season projection:  With the lack of depth at tight end for the Cardinals there is no doubt Christian has a shot at making the final roster.  A lot will depend on what else the Cardinals decide to do with the position during camp.  The prevailing thought is the Cardinals aren’t done adding to the roster at tight end and may look to add a veteran.  That being said, even if they add a veteran, you could see Christian on the roster as a fourth tight end.  So right now, it’s hard to project his status come the final 53-man roster.

Christian will be an interesting one to watch.  He wants to show how relevant he is and can be.  He’ll get a good long look this preseason.  I’m interested in seeing what he can do.  I know coach Bruce Arians likes blockers at tight end but I also want to see what Christian can add as a receiver.  You can never have enough weapons on offense.