The Dolphins picked up a linebacker and tight end with their two fourth round picks today.
The Dolphins spent a lot of money revamping their linebacker corps in free agency but with their first pick of the fourth round (104 overall) the team picked linebacker Jelani Jenkins.
With the (160th pick the team picked TE Dion Sims of Michigan State.
Jenkins is a WLB. He's very similar to Josh Kaddu who the team drafted last season and is hoping to use more as a pass rusher.
Jenkins missed four games due to multiple injuries in 2012. Durability is a big issue with this player.
Jenkins was a fine cover linebacker in college. He had one interception last season.
"I hope to be able to help out as fast as I can," Jenkins said. "However I can do that, I'll do whatever the coaches ask me to."
Sims, 6-4 and 265 pounds, is a classic tight end type. He's burly. He's lumbering.
He does, however, seem to have good hands.
"I'm an all-around tight end and I can do everything," Sims said. "I came a long way. I've been putting a lot of work in. Blocking and catching is my specialty. I'm a versatile tight end."
In 2010, Sims was suspended from the team for his participation in a theft ring. So there's that.
"It's pretty much in the past and it's behind me," Sims said. "I learned a lot from that situation and not be so naive."
Sims said all the teams he spoke to asked him about the incident and he "told them the truth and the whole story."