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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, linebacker 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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