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The Dolphins are still looking for that elite tight end that will stand out in the league, after trying to see if Anthony Fasano will be that, they have finally released him and are trying some new faces. It’ll be hard to find a Tony Gonzalez, Rob Gronkowski, or a Vernon Davis. But they will make due with what they have, and maybe a surprise rookie will rise from the ranks and surprise the league.
The Dolphins no.1 tight end this season will be Dustin Keller, who was a bit of a disappointment after being a first round pick and hasn’t really shined in the league. Last season was his worst with only 28 receptions, 317 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns. You can’t totally blame Keller for his performance over the years, after all he was playing for the Jets with Mark Sanchez as his Quarterback. Expect Keller to shine in Joe Philbin’s offense with Tannehill as his Quarterback.
The Backup tight end this season will be Charles Clay, who is starting to grow into a good receiver and an average tight end. Last season as a backup he had 18 receptions, 212 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns. Clay has been a good red zone option for the Dolphins, this season he will be a good backup for Keller.
In the draft this season the Dolphins picked up a good project to work on for a future no.1 tight end. Dion Sims could grow into a great tight end if he works hard. Sims is big and strong, and considering his size, runs and moves well. He makes a defender work hard to bring him down. He has excellent upper body strength. When he gets out in the open he oicks up speed well. He is an excellent target over the middle with excellent hands. He is also a fairly well blocker but is mostly known for his receiving. His last season in college he had 36 receptions, 475 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns. Expect Sims to be a great steal of the 2013 draft and be a great receiver for the Dolphins.
The Dolphins offense is really starting to grow, in a couple years if Jeff Ireland keeps doing well, expect the Dolphins to really start being a contender in the NFL.
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