New coordinator Bill Lazor will use multiple tight end sets -- as we saw last season from the Philadelphia Eagles -- meaning Sims role is likely to increase. Considering the pace that Lazor wants to employ, having tight ends who can both block and catch effectively is important.
Sims had more impact as a blocker in his rookie season after being drafted in the fourth round. However, while at Michigan State he displayed the a dyanmic ability as a pass-catcher. If Sims can form a relationship with Ryan Tannehill as a receiving target he could be tough for Lazor to take off the field.
"Him being able to trust me -- that's the main thing. (I'm) just trying to build my foundation now and do whatever I can to help this team win and just make plays when my number is called," Sims said.
Behind Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline and Clay, the Dolphins' pass-catching corps is wide open. So if Sims can locate a rapport with the quarterback, he should find himself with a much bigger role in Year 2.