The Miami Dolphins trading a late-round draft pick to the Bears for TE Adam Shaheen
Tight end has long been a perplexing position for the Dolphins. It seems the Dolphins often have talent at the position but, whether it’s scheme or quarterback play, the offense never seems to get enough production out of the position. Last season, Mike Gesicki finally seemed to take a step forward in the offense, however, he’s considered quite limited as an in-line blocker. With that in mind, and on the eve of training camp, the Dolphins traded a ‘late-round pick’ (will either be a 6th or 7th round pick) to the Chicago Bears for TE Adam Shaheen.
Why was it a good move?
While they expected him to help in the run blocking game, he has proven to be quite an asset in the red zone as well. Shaheen only has 10 catches for 125 yards but he’s parlayed those limited touches into three touchdowns through 14 games. With Gesicki missing the last two games with a severe shoulder injury, Shaheen has stepped up in his absence and helped the Dolphins rush for 250 yards last week versus the rival New England Patriots.