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 Volin: TE Dion Sims is the key to the draft class. 
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Post Volin: TE Dion Sims is the key to the draft class.
I thought he had some nice soft hands when he did get the ball thrown his way at Michigan State.

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Dion Sims is the key to the draft class.

Speaking of unexpectedly key players, the linchpin of the Dolphins’ draft class may not be Jordan, or second-round pick Jamar Taylor, or third-round picks Dallas Thomas or Will Davis.

Believe it or not, it’s probably Dion Sims, their second fourth-round pick. At least, he’s the most important player for 2013, and he might have the biggest role.

The players drafted above him, including fellow fourth-rounder Jelani Jenkins, have the luxury of having veterans in front of them on the depth chart.

Jordan is going to be brought along slowly as a third-down pass rusher as a rookie. Taylor and Davis might win cornerback jobs, but it’s also possible that they sit behind Grimes, Richard Marshall and/or Nolan Carroll for a bit. And Jenkins will be counted on as a special teams contributor as a rookie.

Sims, though, fills a crucial role as the Dolphins’ blocking tight end. When the Dolphins lost Anthony Fasano to the Chiefs, they didn’t just lose their leading touchdown receiver from 2012 – they also lost one of their best blockers in the run game. The Dolphins signed Keller as a potential upgrade over Fasano as a pass catcher, but he’s a clear downgrade as a blocker. And none of the other tight ends on the roster are there for their blocking skills, either – Charles Clay, Michael Egnew and Kyle Miller.

When the Dolphins use two-tight end sets – which they did about 1/3rd of the time last year – Sims will be counted on to play at a high level right away.


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Post Re: Volin: TE Dion Sims is the key to the draft class.
Key to the draft class? Seems a little strong.

I'd argue Dion Jordan and one of the CBs being the key as those guys are expected to be long term starters. Sims fills a role immediately, but if he is off the team in three years I wouldn't say the draft was a failure. If Jordan bombs or one of the CBs isn't starting by next year then you can begin criticizing the selections.

I'd like to see Sims succeed and maybe even become a Red Zone target.


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Post Re: Volin: TE Dion Sims is the key to the draft class.
This is Volin's last week at the Post, he is shipping out to cover the Cheats up in Boston. Yuck.


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Post Re: Volin: TE Dion Sims is the key to the draft class.
The key? lol. OK.


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Post Re: Volin: TE Dion Sims is the key to the draft class.
Makchell wrote:
The key? lol. OK.


Lmao my thoughts exactly bro.

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Post Re: Volin: TE Dion Sims is the key to the draft class.
If this were Sparano's offense...I'd have to agree. He has some pretty solid blocking skills.


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