All Miami Dolphins draft picks are signed: TE Mike Gesicki gets 4-year deal

Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki signed Monday to complete negotiations for this year’s draft class for Miami. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

The Dolphins just wrapped up offseason workouts and scattered for some R&R, but they’re also primed to get down to business.

They signed second-round pick Mike Gesicki, a tight end, Monday, meaning all eight of their 2018 draft picks are signed and set for the start of training camp late this summer.

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Gesicki’s four-year deal is worth approximately $6.6 million.

Gesicki, from Penn State, was acquired to give Ryan Tannehill the downfield threat at tight end the Dolphins have lacked. He caught 129 passes for 1,481 yards and 15 touchdowns in three seasons as the Nittany Lions’ starting tight end and is a physical presence for secondaries at 6-feet-6 and 250 pounds.

“He’s aggressive to the ball and he can make plays,” coach Adam Gase said. “He’s a big man that can run and has really good hands. It’s been fun to watch him kind of develop and trying to learn this offense. He puts a lot of time into it. He’s trying to be one of those guys that can play fast.”

Gesicki said he and fellow rookie Durham Smythe, who were hotel roommates during the offseason program, spent many nights quizzing each other about the playbook. He said his primary concern was having coaches and teammates think of him as a player who “knows his role, his assignment and I want him on the field. I want him to make a play for us.”

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