Mike Gesicki has all of the tools he needs to become a top flight tight end. The former Penn State star, now a Miami Dolphin, is a freak athlete, and has a penchant for head-turning plays.
After setting a number of tight end records at Penn State, Gesicki was one of the stories of the 2018 NFL Draft Combine. He measured in at 6-foot-5, 247 pounds, and put up numbers that most wide receivers much smaller than him would love.
He finished second in bench reps among tight ends with 22, and took first in everything else among the position. That includes a 41.5-inch vertical, and a 4.54 40-yard dash.
This NFL tweet from last spring sums it up.
Penn State TE Mike Gesicki at 2018 Combine:
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) March 3, 2018
Mike Gesicki’s first NFL season wasn’t much to write home about, but entering year two, he’s impressing at Dolphins training camp.
The Penn State great snagged 22 catches for 202 yards with no scores on the year. Of course, many NFL players have some growing pains, and the Dolphins weren’t a super stable situation last season.
If he can make plays like this, though, there’s a role in the league for him.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) July 25, 2019
Gesicki was the No. 42 overall pick last year, so there’s definitely still high expectations for him. If he can develop some chemistry with fellow second-year player Josh Rosen, Miami might have something brewing.