With the NFL Draft just weeks away, the Cleveland Browns still have some pressing needs and holes. As the Browns install a new offense with Norv Turner and Rob Chudzinski, one huge concern has to be tight end. Is the new front office that comfortable with third year tight Jordan Cameron and veteran Kellen Davis or are there plans to draft a tight end?
From the Michigan State Spartans comes tight end Dion Sims. This guy is much larger than what he appears to be on television. A former high school basketball player in Detroit, Mi., Sims expresses the monstrous size and athleticism to be a great target for whoever the Browns starting quarterback is.
At 6’5″ and 262 lbs, Sims is projected by most experts to be snatched up by the middle of the fourth round. While Tyler Eifert and Zach Ertz have been getting most of the hype, it’s players like Sims that could be the steal of the draft. For his size, Sims is sneaky fast and ran a 4.7 forty at the NFL Combine a few weeks ago.
Most analysts and scouts see Sims as more of a blocking tight end. I believe he can be both and actually do some damage on offense. The Michigan native has huge hands and a decent wingspan of 66 inches. In 2012 for the Spartans, Sims caught 36 receptions and two touchdowns. Before going down with an ankle injury, Sims was the leading receiver for the Spartans.
Keep an eye on this kid, the Browns would be stupid to not have him on their big board in the war room. If Cleveland takes him, it will be in the fourth round or later. If not Sims, it’s very possible the orange-and-brown could take a tight end with one of their seven draft picks.
Ryan Ruiz – Cleveland Browns Writer
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