NFL Draft 2018: 5 things to know about Dolphins draft pick Jerome Baker

D’Angelo Brewer #4 of the Tulsa Hurricane runs upfield in the first quarter as Jerome Baker #17 of the Ohio State Buckeyes gives chase at Ohio Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Jerome Baker was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the third round on the 2018 NFL Draft.

Here are five things you probably don’t know about the Fins’ newest linebacker:

1. Baker was one of the most coveted athletes in his recruiting class, ranking as the fourth best athlete in the nation and the 61st-ranked overall recruit, according to 24/7 Sports.

2. Baker played some quarterback at Benedictine High School in Cleveland, but he was mainly recruited as a linebacker and originally committed to play college football at the University of Florida before flipping his commitment to Ohio State.

3. In three years at Ohio State, Baker made 159 total tackles and had seven interceptions. He had only one double-digit tackle game last season, but he made it count, racking up 16 tackles and a sack against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship game.

4. Baker had the fourth best 40-yard dash time among linebackers at the NFL Combine and placed in the top seven among linebackers in the bench press, vertical jump and broad jump.

5. Even though he’s a Cleveland native, Heat fans will be pleasantly surprised with Baker’s apparent basketball rooting interests.

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Get to know new Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki

NFL Draft 2018: Get to know new Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki

Tight end Mike Gesicki #88 of the Penn State Nittany Lions celebrates after making an 11-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter against the USC Trojans during the 2017 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

With the 42nd pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins took Mike Gesicki out of Penn State.

Get to know the Dolphins new 6’6” tight end with five fast facts:

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1. Gesicki played four seasons at Penn State, turning in his highest receiving-yard total during his junior year, gaining 679 yards on 48 catches. Though his yardage output went down as a senior, Gesicki did have a career-high 57 catches and nine touchdowns last year.

2. The 247-pound New Jersey native was considered one of the best tight ends in his recruiting class. According to 24/7 Sports’ composite ranking, Gesicki was the sixth best tight end recruit in the country and the seventh best overall recruit out of New Jersey. Among the notable players ranked ahead of him were Browns safety Jabrill Peppers and fellow-2018 draft pick Quenton Nelson.

3. Gesicki dominated the NFL Combine, running a 4.54 second 40-yard dash, tying N.C. State’s Jaylen Samuels for the best time among tight ends. Among tight ends, he also had the best vertical jump, broad jump and time in the three-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle and 60-yard shuttle, along with the second highest bench-press total.

4. At Southern Regional High School in Stafford Township, N.J., Gesicki set all-time school records for receiving yards, receptions and touchdown catches.

5. Gesicki starred in three sports in high school. Along with football, he played basketball and volleyball. In volleyball, he led his team to two straight state titles and set the school record for blocks. In basketball, he graduated as the school’s all-time leader in scoring.

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