Arizona Cardinals Select TE Trey McBride 55th Overall

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The Cardinals are adding to a now crowded tight end room. 

After dealing their first round pick in exchange for Marquise Brown, Steve Keim opts to select Trey McBride out of Colorado State with the No. 55 pick in the draft. He’s rated No. 1 at the tight end position on most draft boards.

“I’m excited as heck to get in there and learn,” McBride said in a conference call. “I’m excited to be around Zach Ertz and learn everything I can from him… I just want to be a sponge.”

Last season, McBride caught 90 passes for 1,121 yards. He’s listed at 6’4″ and 246 pounds. 

“The guy can do it all,” Steve Keim said after the pick. “His character is off the charts. [He’s} a three time captain.” 

Arizona is familiar to McBride. He’s spent the past four months training in the valley and wanted to buy a house here, regardless of where he ended up in the draft.