NFL Draft: Durham Smythe Is A Good Fit For The Miami Dolphins

Ruben Holloway
April 29, 2018

"So I don't know whether he was exhausted that day or whatever, but they just constantly raved about how fast this player was and we're happy to add him". Due to what is quickly becoming a unique skill set in the National Football League, there is a very good chance that Smythe has a place on an National Football League roster - whether it be Miami or somewhere else - for a long time.

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). He is the highest selected Lions' tight end since Kyle Brady went at No. 9 back in 1995.

"We're thrilled with the red zone possibilities, and he's a hard matchup for people, being that big and athletic", Grier said. "The speed will open up other stuff". "It is just a lot of possibilities".

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The Dolphins finally addressed it in the third round with Baker after picking Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick in the first round, and Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki in the second round.

Primarily used for his exceptional pass catching ability, Gesicki finished his senior season No. 3 nationally among tight ends with 57 receptions and fourth nationally with nine touchdown receptions. Derby, MarQueis Gray, Thomas Duarte and recently signed Gavin Escobar.

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

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Saturday figures to be a busy day for Penn State as a handful of players including Marcus Allen, DaeSean Hamilton and Christian Campbell figure to hear their names called during the final four rounds.

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