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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:36 pm    Post subject: With Pick 106 the Miami Dolphins select TE Dion Sims Reply with quote

BEST BLOCKING TE IN THE DRAFT!

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 285

Sims had 59 catches for 707 yards and eight touchdowns in 39 career games at Michigan State but decided to declare for the NFL draft after his junior season.

His career high in catches (36) and receiving yards (475) as a junior ranked tied for third on the team. He averaged 13.2 yards per reception in 2012 and had two 100-yard receiving games.

Sims also tied for third on the team with three touchdown receptions in 2011.

"What I like about him, I think he's a physical guy, I think he blocks pretty good, and I think it's hard to find those blocking tight ends,'' NFL Network analyst Charley Casserly said this week. "That's where he has something for them. We have him at 262 pounds almost 6 foot 5, and it's hard to find those kind of guys.''

Through five games in 2012, Sims had led the Spartans in receptions (24), yards (313) and touchdowns (two). He battled injuries throughout the rest of the season, but had three catches for 24 yards in Michigan State's win over TCU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

"Dion Sims is a big target with great hands," MSU coach Mark Dantonio said. "With his combination of size and power, Dion gains a lot of yards after the catch because he’s so difficult to tackle. He can serve as both a stationary and motion tight end. Dion also can be flexed out where he adds yet another dimension to the offense. In addition, he has worked hard to improve as a run-blocker."

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KeithKZ
The guy's gonna be a stud.

The Dolphins struck again quickly on Saturday morning, drafting Michigan State tight end Dion Sims with the 106th pick (fourth round), two picks after the Dolphins drafted Florida linebacker Jelani Jenkins.

Sims is listed at 6-5 and 262 pounds (though he played at 285 pounds at Michigan State) and is considered by many to be the best blocking tight end in the draft. In 39 games over three years with the Spartans Sims had 59 catches for 707 yards and eight touchdowns.

Finding a blocking tight end such as Sims was necessary, as the other three tight ends currently on the rosters are mostly pass-catchers (Dustin Keller, Charles Clay and Michael Egnew).

Sims also pleaded guilty to being a “middle man” in a role in a computer theft scheme in 2010.

Collage game by game receiving stats.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/players/playerpage/1700507/dion-sims

A "tweet" i just came across from NYC News
Well, there goes Mich. State TE Dion Sims, 109th overall to Miami, 10 spots ahead of the Giants. So much for my sleeper tight end. #NYG

haha. Classic. Just classic.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best Blocking TE in the draft....decent receiving skills...very good for the Dolphins..
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can stretch the field a bit, excellent pass blocker.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If we didn't get Kelce, this is the other TE I wanted. Great blocker. Excellent pick!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's a little bit of both. His blocking is ok, needs better technique. Has good straight line speed, but is not that fluid. I think he'll be useful in the red zone.

Supposedly he's got good hands.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ViolentMonk71 wrote:
Best Blocking TE in the draft....decent receiving skills...very good for the Dolphins..
In other words, the anti-Egnew.
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Deadeye wrote:
ViolentMonk71 wrote:
Best Blocking TE in the draft....decent receiving skills...very good for the Dolphins..
In other words, the anti-Egnew.


Yes....

Some stats on the kid...

6'5" 262
4.75 4o
35 inch Vert
22 reps

I think this is a very good move by the Dolphins.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am very happy with this pick. Sims will not be afraid to block anyone, and he's got the size to be factor in the red zone.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Block and release TE?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Niedermaier wrote:
Block and release TE?


No. All around TE. He an block straight up. He can catch. He's strong. He can even line up in the slot. His speed is average but his big frame and soft hands should easily make him one of Tannehill's favorite targets right away.
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Interesting that he played at 285lbs and is down to 262lbs? Sounds like he didn't want to be a role player in the NFL so he molded his body to be an all around TE? 4.75 is not too shabby for a blocking TE
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bpastermack wrote:
Interesting that he played at 285lbs and is down to 262lbs? Sounds like he didn't want to be a role player in the NFL so he molded his body to be an all around TE? 4.75 is not too shabby for a blocking TE


Yes...this could turn out be a very nice pick....good strength, played with his hand in the dirt. Nice hands, was a very good basketball player. Should be able to use his body in the end-zone.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This tge kind of TE I like blocks and can catch a utility type player
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should be a good compliment to Keller.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DavisIsland wrote:
Niedermaier wrote:
Block and release TE?


No. All around TE. He an block straight up. He can catch. He's strong. He can even line up in the slot. His speed is average but his big frame and soft hands should easily make him one of Tannehill's favorite targets right away.


Seems similar to a Heath Miller style TE.
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