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The Splash Zone 4/28/18: Dolphins Day 2 Selections

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Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

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The Miami Dolphins finally addressed their need at tight end. After the failed Jordan Cameron and Julius Thomas experiments, the team drafted Mike Gesicki in the second round. Gesicki is an incredible athlete and will be a HUGE threat in the redzone.

The Dolphins also addressed another need at linebacker with the selection of Jerome Baker.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day’s round-up below.

2018 NFL Draft: Dolphins pick Mike Gesicki in second round at No. 42 | The Daily Dolphin
The Dolphins have a tight end. After years of draftees and free agents that didn't work out, Miami chose Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki tonight in the second round of the NFL Draft. Gesicki went No. 42 overall, making him the Dolphins' highest-picked tight end since 1974.

BREAKING: Miami Dolphins select LB Jerome Baker in 3rd round | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — The Miami Dolphins selected outside linebacker Jerome Baker of Ohio State in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Baker, 6-foot-1, 229 pounds, can play alongside former Buckeyes teammate Raekwon McMillan and veteran Kiko Alonso. The Dolphins might also be able to use T.J.


Mike Gesicki

Will Miami Dolphins pick Mike Gesicki do Jimmy Graham-like things? | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — If Mike Gesicki does not live up to his status as a high second-round draft choice of the Miami Dolphins, it won't be because he's not a good enough athlete. Gesicki is an incredible athlete. At 6-foot-6, 247 pounds, Gesicki covers 40 yards in 4.54 seconds.

Mike Gesicki in NFL Draft: New Miami Dolphins tight end | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins picked Mike Gesicki to play as a tight end in Round 2 of the 2018 NFL Draft. Gesicki played for the Penn State Nittany Lions.

Dolphins selected tight end Gesicki in Round 2 | Miami Herald
Mike Gesicki has a chance to be the answer to the Dolphins' long-term question at tight end. Miami selected him in the second round Friday.

‘Great decision’: No, Miami Dolphins’ Mike Gesicki didn’t give up football | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — It’s safe to say football is Mike Gesicki’s favorite sport today. As far as the Dolphins are concerned, it had better be. Gesicki, a tight end from Penn State, was taken by the Dolphins in the second round of the NFL Draft to finally fill a hole amid recent failures with Juli...

NFL Draft 2018: Get to know new Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki | The Daily Dolphin
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: [RELATED: Will Miami Dolphins second rounder Mike Gesicki do Jimmy Graham-like things?] 1.


Jerome Baker

Jerome Baker in NFL Draft: New Miami Dolphins linebacker | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins picked Jerome Baker to play as a linebacker in Round 3 of the 2018 NFL Draft. Baker played for the Ohio State Buckeyes and coach Urban Meyer.

Concerns raised about new Dolphins linebacker Baker | Miami Herald
While Jerome Baker has speed, there's concern about his ability to defend the run.

NFL Draft 2018: 5 things to know about Miami Dolphins LB Jerome Baker | The Daily Dolphin
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.

LeBron, Muschamp firing steered Miami Dolphins’ Jerome Baker away from UF, to Ohio State | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Jerome Baker is going to continue his football career in Florida after all. It’s just a few years later than planned. Baker was an Ohio standout who originally committed to play for the Florida Gators, going so far as to don a Gators visor to announce his choice.

Dolphins take 'new age' linebacker Baker in Round 3 | Miami Herald
The Dolphins need team speed on defense. Jerome Baker should help with that. They took the Ohio State linebacker in Round 3.


Dolphins Draft

Miami Dolphins gets tight end, linebacker on Day 2 of NFL Draft | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins' haul on Day 2 of the NFL Draft: A tight end they hope will be an offensive force a la Rob Gronkowski, and and outside linebacker they hope makes up for his frail physique with speed and athleticism.

A first round of missed chances for Miami Dolphins in NFL Draft | Miami Herald
Drafting Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick was a safe choice for the low-risk Miami Dolphins, but this was the draft to boldly go after their quarterback of the future, and the Fins passively stood pat. This was a first round of missed opportunities.

AC in the AM: Defense Gets Big Time Playmaker
Some initial thoughts on the selection of Alabama defender Minkah Fitzpatrick:


Minkah Fitzpatrick

Minkah Fitzpatrick's triumph over adversity was a family affair | Miami Herald
The Dolphins drafted more than a great football player in Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick. They selected a survivor.

Miami Dolphins 2018 NFL Draft: Top 5 Minkah Fitzpatrick Quotes | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — The Miami Dolphins drafted defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick in the first round of the NFL Draft, in part, because they learned he carried himself with an NFL maturity as a college freshman.


Former Dolphins

Miami Dolphins QB Jay Cutler expected to retire - NFL.com
The Miami Dolphins quarterback room took a hit Friday when NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Jay Cutler is expected to retire for the second time in as many seasons.


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Miami Dolphins 2018 draft results: Second Round selection is Mike Gesicki - The Phinsider
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Instant reaction to Miami Dolphins draft pick Mike Gesicki - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins made their second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, adding Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki. The move gives the Dolphins the seam-threat, pass-catching tight end that has been...

Miami Dolphins 2018 draft results: Third round selection is Jerome Baker - The Phinsider
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