NEW YORK (WXYZ) - The Miami Dolphins drafted Michigan State tight end Dion Sims with the 106th pick in round four of the NFL draft.
"Dion Sims is a big target with great hands," MSU head coach Mark Dantonio told the Spartans official web site. "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."
Sims, who had three catches for 24 yards against TCU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, including his 14-yard reception from Connor Cook on MSU's final scoring drive, helped set up Dan Conroy's 47-yard game-winning field goal
Selecting a blocking tight end for Miami was key, as the other tight ends on the rosters are mostly pass-catchers.
The Detroit native recorded a team-high six catches for 52 yards against No. 20 Notre Dame. Sims caught three passes for 48 yards at Central Michigan, including a 20-yard TD reception from Andrew Maxwell late in the second quarter.
Sims hauled in a career-best seven receptions for 65 yards in the season opener against No. 24 Boise State.