This film analysis was completed by Efrain Ramos. Follow him on Twitter: @EfrainRamos
With the impending departure of former Miami Dolphins tight end Charles Clay, a major hole was left in the offense. General Manager Dennis Hickey helped supplement this deficit with the signing of former Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron. Although we have seen flashes of brilliance from Cameron in the passing game, there are things that Clay did for the Dolphins that he cannot do. In comes Dion Sims. This is not to say Clay was a perfect tight end. He has his limitations, but the combination of Sims and Cameron will have the potential to match or even exceed Clay’s previous production.
Comparing Sims to Miami Dolphins tight ends of the past, I would put his ceiling at a more dynamic Anthony Fasano in his prime with the ability to wreak havoc downfield when matched up with slower linebackers. We can expect to see a lot of Sims in the 2015-2016 NFL season.
I would like to take a deeper look at Sims because we will be seeing a lot more of him this season. The (overly) advertised concussion issues and blocking deficiencies of Cameron will have Sims’ role expanded, so let’s see what he brings to the table.