General manager Chris Grier named traits such as leadership and competiveness as reasons for selecting Gesicki, but his athleticism was most intriguing for the Dolphins front office.
Who wants to be the first one to challenge how good he is? The versatile defender was announced as a safety but saw snaps there, at CB and in LB roles in college.
Hayden Hurst of SC was the only tight end taken before Gesicki, going to the Ravens with the 25th pick of the first round.
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Gesicki ended his Penn State career with 129 catches for 1,481 yards and 15 scores.
Gesicki, a 6-foot-6, 249-pounder from Stafford Township, could make an immediate impact in the NFL.
The do-it-all defensive back played at multiple spots in Alabama's secondary past year, finishing with 60 tackles, eight for a loss, with 1.5 sacks, 3 quarterback hurries, eight pass breakups and an interception.
"The 6'6" Gesicki is the highest Penn State tight end selected in the NFL Draft since Kyle Brady was taken 9th overall by the Jets in 1995.