Sounds like AJ Derby is the early favorite to get most of the reps.
They say that Derby is looking pretty good in this OTA. He's had last year to learn the playbook, and the rookies say that our playbook is more complex than what they had at college. Welcome to the NFL, greenhorns.
Barry Jackson wrote:
“Today was a huge step forward,” he (Gesicki)said, crediting mentoring from backup quarterback Bryce Petty on Friday as well as overall guidance from Tannehill. “I felt pretty confident. Not second guessing myself, lining up quicker, being able to adjust to the defense and playing fast."
Gesicki said the Dolphins’ offense is a “different system” than Penn State’s, with “more terminology. It’s a challenge, something I’m really striving to master."
The Dolphins, at this point, have no idea who will be starting at tight end in the opener against Tennessee. Gesicki, Smythe, A.J. Derby, MarQueis Gray, Gavin Escobar and Thomas Duarte are all competing.
“Everybody has had their shots [with the first team],” Gesicki said. “I [couldn’t] care less about a depth chart. I just want to be able to learn this playbook, play fast, play confident. That’s when I am at my best. When I get to that stage, that’s when I’m going to be lining up with the ones.”
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