In two and a half weeks, the 79th annual NFL Draft will take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York. There is great discussion over who the Miami Dolphins will select with the 19th overall pick on Thursday, however the Dolphins continue to work out players that will seemingly be looked at on Friday’s draft day.
According to reports, Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins will meet with the Phins on Monday, a week after recieving the John Mackey award, for the College Football’s best tight end last season. In addition to this award, Seferian-Jenkins also earned second team all Pac-12 honors, and was named a preseason All American by many. Seferian-Jenkins accumulated 143 receptions, 1,801 recieving yards, and 20 touchdowns in his college career, making him the all time recieving tight end in Washington history.
Seferian-Jenkins labels and prides himself as being an all around tight end, being exceptional at blocking, receiving, and running. Seferian-Jenkins weights in as a physical 262 lbs. and a 6’5″ figure, making him a tantalizing prospect in the upcoming draft.
According to many expert’s mock drafts, Austin Seferian-Jenkins is projected to be a second round pick, between the picks of 36-50. The Dolphins, who hold a second round pick at the 50th slot, may look into the young physical tight end to provide some depth behind the last year’s success story, Charles Clay.
Reports earlier showed the Dolphins had met with former Packers tight end Jermichael Finley, who had ended his 5th NFL season with a season ending neck injury. Although talks have not resumed since last week pertaining to Finley, it is evident the Dolphins are looking to add a physical tight end to the mix.