Gesicki selected by Miami Dolphins in NFL Draft

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And then there was Mike Mayock's take on Gesicki's blocking, which is not great: "He is not a point-of-attack tight end in the run game".

Despite his shortcomings as a blocker, Gesicki will have every opportunity to come in and win and win the starting tight end spot in Miami. Last season, despite some offensive inefficiencies out of his control, Ridley still led the team with 63 receptions for 967 yards.

In 2016, he set a single-season Nittany Lions tight end record with 679 receiving yards.

"He's like a Swiss Army knife", Grier said.

If you like athleticism at the tight end position, Gesicki is your guy.

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"It's one of the most exciting moments in my life", Gesicki said on a conference call with Miami reporters. Derby, MarQueis Gray, Thomas Duarte and recently signed Gavin Escobar. Several sites have published revised mock drafts projecting the second and third rounds after the first round selections on Thursday night.

In three seasons under legendary head coach Nick Saban, the defensive back totaled 171 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, nine interceptions and 24 passes defended.

They landed Alabama Crimson Tide standout defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, making their secondary instantly better. "I'm excited to get to work in this offense". Former Valor Christian star Christian McCaffrey was picked in the first round previous year by the Carolina Panthers.

In his four-year career at Penn State, Gesicki made 129 catches for 1,481 yards and 15 touchdowns.

On the final day of the draft they'll be in the market for a defensive tackle and backup quarterback.