Michigan State Spartans tight end Dion Sims is off the board now, as the Miami Dolphins took the 6’5″, 262 pound TE with the 106th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Sims has been losing plenty of weight in order to become a more effective pass-catcher, but he hasn’t lost a step as a blocker. Sims and Cincinnati product Travis Kelce are the two best blocking tight ends in the 2013 NFL Draft, and Sims fills out a position of need for the Dolphins.
Even though the Dolphins have Dustin Keller locked in as the starter, the solid pass-catching TE is only in Miami for one season and will likely get a bigger payday in the 2014 offseason. Sims will be a good backup to Keller, and he will be the Dolphins primary blocking tight end. The Dolphins lost former starter Anthony Fasano to the Kansas City Chiefs, and Fasano was held in high regard for his blocking ability- the issue was that the Dolphins never had a truly good pass-catching TE. The Dolphins got their man in Keller this offseason to give Ryan Tannehill that kind of player, but tight end was still a need for the Dolphins heading into the draft.
The Dolphins could use a blocker like Sims, and he is a quality pick for the Dolphins. With a 4.75 forty time and steady improvement as a pass-catcher, Sims could become a decent possession receiver at the position with time. For now, he will get plenty of snaps behind Keller as a run blocker, and Sims did total 475 receiving yards last season.
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