Mike Gesicki's athleticism too great for Dolphins to pass on


How much playing time Cornell Armstrong has with the Miami Dolphins in his first season is yet to be determined.

Four picks after Baker came off the board, defensive lineman Sam Hubbard became the second Buckeyes star to be chosen by his hometown team this season, as the Cincinnati native was selected by the Bengals at No. 77. He's coming off a record-setting career at Penn State.

Gesicki is highest Penn State tight end selected in the NFL Draft since Kyle Brady was the 9th overall selection in 1995 by the New York Jets.

His 57 catches in 2017 were the fifth best that year in the Big Ten conference. "He trained at EXOS with the Dolphins first-round draft pick Minkah Fitzpatrick and was able to turn in a 4.54 40-yard dash and a 41.5" vertical at the NFL Combine. Gesicki isn't a stellar blocker, but he's a great receiving tight end with a high ceiling.

Gesicki was the Press Athlete of the Year in 2014 when he was a standout on the basketball and volleyball teams, along with football. Payne ended up starting 31 games in the middle of Alabama's defensive line over his three-year collegiate career.

Bucknell defensive lineman Abdullah Anderson (Absegami) and ME offensive tackle Jamil Demby (Vineland) have the potential to get selected later in the draft, which consists of seven rounds and ends Saturday.