In Their Words: Jenkins, Sims

The Dolphins took Florida outside linebacker Jelani Jenkins and Michigan State tight end Dion Sims with their two fourth-round picks. Check out what each player had to say about being drafted by the Dolphins.

Here is a team-released transcript of each player's conference call with the South Florida media.

Jelani Jenkins

On if he's looking forward to being reunited with another fellow Florida Gator, Mike Pouncey: "Absolutely. Absolutely. I'm real cool with Mike Pouncey and looking forward to being back in Florida as well."

On what he brings ot the position and what his goals are as a rookie: "Just to be able to help out as best as I can, wherever the coach needs me, wherever the team needs me. I would like to go in there and be an impact immediately. However I can do that, I would be happy to."

On his skill set and his strengths: "I think I tackle real well and I also cover real well. Those are both things that I know I'm going to get better at as time goes by more so. I think I have a lot of ability. I have a lot of hope for the future knowing I'm going to get better. I'm looking forward to that."

On what percent he dropped into coverage at Florida: "About 60 percent. They always had me all over the place. Sometimes, they had me playing safety. So I was all over the place."

On how much playing in the SEC will benefit him: "Oh, the most. Every week was like an NFL game it seemed like. There was never really a week off. Every team we faced, they can beat us any given day. So the coaching and the amount of experience I got in the SEC, I can't take back on anything."

Dion Sims

On whether he can be a seem threat and be a factor in the red zone: "Yes sir, absolutely. I am an all-around tight end and I can do everything. I'm going to do whatever I can to make this team better and do whatever they ask me."

On what he thinks he does best between blocking, and catching: "I believe both. I came a long way, I've been putting a lot of work in and blocking and catching this season is my specialty. So I'm just working on being a versatile tight tend and being that all-around guy."

On whether he had a lot of communication with the Dolphins before the draft: "I talked to them at the combine, they flew me here for a visit and I spent some time with them, so a lot of time I spent with the Dolphins. I'm just excited to be a member of the program."

On what he was proud of from his experience last season: "Just improving of the last couple years. Just improving and doing what Michigan State wanted me to do; being an all-around tight end, a blocking tight end for the most part. I did my role, I did my job and I did everything that they asked me to do and I succeeded."

On how much he learned from being suspended for the entire 2010 season: "You know it's pretty much in the past now and it's behind me. I'm just moving forward and I learned a lot from that situation. I just learned to not be so naïve and it made me grow up pretty fast. I'm just moving forward now, it's in the past and I'm ready to play football."

On how much he had to answer about the suspension to NFL teams: "I had to answer a lot. A lot of teams asked me about it and you know I expected it. It's nothing that I was trying to get away with. It something that all the teams asked me about and I told them the truth and the whole story. It is what it was, but it is behind me like I said. It is in the past."

On where he feels like he has the most room for improvement: "Just everywhere, man. There is always room for improvement in your game, and you can always perfect your craft. That's just what I'm aiming to do. I'm just focusing on becoming that all-around guy and being able to do everything, anything the Dolphins need me to do."

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