Washington Redskins 2013 NFL Draft Profile: Dion Sims

Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE

A look at Michigan State Tight End, Dion Sims, a projected mid-round pick who is 6'5".

TE, Michigan State

Measurements: 6-5, 262lbs
Projected Round: 4-6


Why he would be a good Redskin
Simply put, Dion Sims' height will make him a hot commodity for the Washington Redskins. At 6-5, Sims would be one of the tallest receivers on the team next to TE Logan Paulsen, also 6-5. Sims finished his 2012 season with 36 catches for 475 yards, which makes him a nice option since TE Fred Davis is now shopping around.

Why he wouldn't be drafted by the Redskins
Sims has a shaky history with the law that many will look at and think, "No, not another Albert Haynesworth". He missed the 2010 season (suspension) for stealing laptops from several Detroit Public Schools.

Bottom Line (Final Thoughts) With the possibility of Davis being out the way, getting a guy like Sims obviously isn't their first thought, but makes sense. Sims would join fellow Spartan Kirk Cousins and could be the answer to filling out the Redskins' Second String, not to mention stepping out on some third down plays for Paulsen. The Redskins were chastised in the past for being too short, and the Spartan connection would make him a comfortable fit.


Quotable

"Sims ran a 4.82-second short shuttle and a 7.07-second three-cone drill. He also did 26 strength lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. He looked good running routes and catching the ball. Sims has lost a lot of weight (around 40 pounds since the end of the 2011 season), and emerged as potentially the best blocking tight end in this draft class." - Gil Brandt, NFL.com via NFLDraftScout.com

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