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Adam Beasley Says New Dolphins TE Gesicki Will Play A Lot In 2018

Alex Donno
May 01, 2018 - 3:52 pm
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Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the second round. He's been described as an "athletic freak" and it's easy to see why. At 6'6" and around 250 pounds, he ran a stellar 4.54 in the 40-yard dash. He put up 22 reps on the bench and recorded an ridiculous vertical jump of 41.5 inches. 

He caught 57 passes and 9 touchdowns last season with the Nittany Lions. He's expected to add a formibadle pass-catching presence for the Dolphins, but his run blocking is viewed as a major weakness. 

Miami Herald Dolphins beat writer Adam H. Beasley, who guest-hosted The Big O Show on Monday, says his blocking deficiencies will not keep him from getting on the field. 

“He gives the Dolphins, in theory, a dynamic they haven’t had since Charles Clay," Beasley said. "The Dolphins like him a lot.”  

Clay, who last played for the Dolphins in 2014, is considered the last respectable receiving threat Miami has had at tight end. Since then, the Dolphins have suffered through disappointments like Jordan Cameron and Julius Thomas. 

Beasley noted that there are definitely concerns over Gesicki's blocking, but Miami's coaching staff feels these are things they can address and fix. 

"He is going to play a lot this year."

You can listen to the full breakdown with Adam Beasley on The Big O Show Podcast. Tune in weekdays from 10am to 2pm on 560 WQAM.