As NFL Training Camps are underway, all the rookie hype is for Saquon Barkley. However, Saquon Barkley isn’t going to be the only Penn State rookie who turns heads in 2018. Mike Gesicki, drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, is undoubtably going to be the best tight end in his draft class. At 6’6,” 249 lbs, Gesicki has made some incredible plays at camp thus far:
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) July 29, 2018
I understand that it’s practice, but what a catch. The throw goes to Gesicki’s back shoulder with probably some pass interference mixed in there and he still makes the grab with his left hand. The amazing thing is if you ask anyone from Penn State if they’re surprised he made a catch like that, they’ll tell you of course not.
I watched Mike Gesicki play every single game the past two seasons and this is nothing new. The guy hasn’t dropped a pass in his last two seasons in college. Penn State’s offensive coordinator pretty much confirmed what all Penn Staters knew after he saw the catch on Twitter.
— Ricky Rahne (@RickyRahne) July 29, 2018
In addition to Gesicki’s football skills, he’s an athletic freak. I mentioned that he’s 6’6,” 249 lbs. before, but in addition to that, Mike Gesicki ran a 4.54 second 40 yard dash, had a 41.5 inch vertical leap, and put up 22 reps on the bench press at the NFL Combine. These were all the best among tight ends. He was also a star basketball and volleyball player in high school.
Former Penn State TE Mike Gesicki dunks better than most these dudes in the NBA pic.twitter.com/3LobmyXJQi
— Parkball Heroes (@ParkballHeroes) March 29, 2018
Mike Gesicki has the chance to be the next Jimmy Graham or Zach Ertz. He’s that good. In addition, Gesicki will be a great guy for the Dolphins to have in the locker room, and will be a fan favorite. Take Mike Gesicki in your dynasty fantasy football leagues, and if you don’t have a dynasty fantasy football league, just remember the name.
If you wanted to look into his college highlights, here they are (you’ll see a lot of catches like the one from training camp):