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Dion Sims is fourth Dolphins draft pick to sign

Dion Sims, Chris Gradone, Jared Carpenter AP

The Dolphins drafted a pair of players named Dion last month and they announced Friday that they have agreed to a contract with one of them.

Tight end Dion Sims, selected in the fourth round with the 106th overall pick, signed his four-year rookie deal with the team. That leaves third overall pick Dion Jordan as one of the five players left unsigned in the Dolphins’ draft class. Sims,┬álinebacker Jelani Jenkins, kicker Caleb Sturgis and cornerback Don Jones are the players the Dolphins have under contract.

Sims caught 36 passes for 475 yards as a junior at Michigan State before going pro, but he drew more attention for his blocking skills at the collegiate level. Sims has a big body — he’s listed at 262 pounds by the Dolphins, but was often listed in the 280s while in Lansing — and used it to good effect in the running game to become one of the top blockers at the position in this year’s draft.

That should make him a good complement for the more receiving-minded Dustin Keller in Miami. Charles Clay and Michael Egnew will also be fighting for snaps at tight end this summer for the Dolphins.

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3 Responses to “Dion Sims is fourth Dolphins draft pick to sign”
  1. johnelwayishorsefaced says: May 17, 2013 4:51 PM

    Sparty on! If he would have stayed at Michigan State for his senior season he would have been a first or second rounder but good luck Dion!

  2. miamiron says: May 17, 2013 5:38 PM

    Ireland told Egnew he’d be fighting for a position so Egnew being the “mensa poster boy” decided to train MMA all off season

  3. camanda13 says: May 17, 2013 8:22 PM

    Sims could surprise as more than just a blocker. He was the #5 rated TE in Rivals recruiting class in 2009 and ran a 4.6 forty at 235 pounds. He ended up packing on weight to support the Spartans run heavy offense.

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