Dolphins select Michigan State tight end Dion Sims
1:14 PM, Apr 27, 2013
1:25 PM, Apr 27, 2013
NEW YORK (WXYZ) - The Miami Dolphins drafted Michigan State tight end Dion Sims with the 106th pick in round four of the NFL draft. Sims had 59 career receptions for 707 yards and eight touchdowns
"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.