The Miami Dolphins are deep at tight end and that is going to create some really good competition but someone is going to be left off the roster.
This year the Miami Dolphins really want to see what they have at the tight end position and with two players potentially heading towards free agency next year, this year’s unit will be closely watched by the coaching staff with the future in mind.
We know that Mike Gesicki, barring a trade, will be the Dolphins featured tight end in 2021. I say barring a trade because the Dolphins haven’t yet shown much interest in re-signing him to a longer deal. They could allow him to leave in 2021 via free agency and then hope to get a compensatory pick for his departure. Still, the chances of Gesicki going anywhere are slim to none.
After Gesicki, we know that Hunter Long, the Dolphins 3rd round draft pick will make the roster unless he flat out sucks in camp or opts to quit. That isn’t going to happen as he loves the game. That leaves two positions open for a likely 4 person unit and four players competing for those two spots.
Realistically speaking, Durham Smythe should not have an issue making the roster. He is competent, consistent, and is still getting better. In fact, you could say he has a better chance to get an extension than Gesicki given the money that is likely going to be considered for the Penn State alumni.
If we give one of the remaining spots to Smythe, these are the three who will compete for the fourth and final one.