NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins Draft TE Durham Smythe In The 4th Round

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Gesicki became the second tight end selected in the draft when the Dolphins took him Friday with the 10th pick in the second round, the 42nd overall selection.

Gesicki joins a Dolphins roster that is relatively low on weapons for Ryan Tannehill.

And the depth chart looks to be wide open after the Dolphins cut veteran Julius Thomas.

"We talk about run blocking tight ends, and Durham Smythe from Notre Dame focused on that in his career", said NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock. Mike proved himself to be one of the all time greats at Penn State under Coach James Franklin. He is an athletic freak and showed that with his performance at the NFL Combine.

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"The 6'6" Gesicki caught 57 passes for 563 yards and 9 touchdowns in his senior season. He finished his high school football career with a Southern-record 103 receptions and 1,817 yards. He's not much of a blocker (50.5 run-block grade in 2017 was career-high), but he had the highest contested-catch rate in the nation among tight ends (75.0 percent) and his long frame allows him to make spectacular catches.

Owns the single-season record for receptions by a tight end with 48 in 2016, passing Andrew Quarless (41; 2009), and yardage by a tight end at 679 in 2016, besting Mickey Shuler's single-season record of 600 receiving yards (1977).

Named All-Big Ten second team by the media panel as a junior. They selected Penn State's Mike Gesicki earlier on Day 2.

More than 6,100 new season tickets have already been sold for the 2018 season presented by PSECU.

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