Mike Gesicki's athleticism too great for Dolphins to pass on

Miami Dolphins select TE Mike Gesicki with the 42nd pick in the 2018 NFL Draft

Four picks after Baker came off the board, defensive lineman Sam Hubbard became the second Buckeyes star to be chosen by his hometown team this season, as the Cincinnati native was selected by the Bengals at No. 77. But that didn't stop him from becoming the most productive tight end in Penn State history.

That would change during the 2016-17 season when Gesicki became a prime target for quarterback Trace McSorley and one of the best receiving tight end in the nation. "These tall guys - name a good tight end with those types of build that are good blockers at the line of scrimmage?"

Last season, he hauled in 57 balls for 563 yards and nine touchdowns, setting single-season program records for catches and TDs by a tight end. "He had Julius [Thomas] as you know, when he was young coming out, kind of the same thing, basketball player, so we're very excited to have him".

"He's a hard match-up for people", Grier said.

Draft analysts have been high on the defensive back for a while now after he showed the ability to play every position in Nick Saban's secondary, but there's no consensus on which position he'll play in the NFL.

Gesicki joins three other Penn State grads on the Dolphins roster - a trio of former Lions captains in veteran defensive end Cameron Wake, linebacker Mike Hull and safety Jordan Lucas.



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