"We are happy that we have been able to reach an agreement with Dustin," said Dolphins General Manager
The question now is whether they’ll stop with Keller, or seek another tight end in the draft. Miami already has tight end
Keller has better hands than former Dolphins tight end
Ideally, either Clay or Egnew fills the role of play-making tight end, which would allow the Dolphins multiple attack options in two-tight end formations. But both players would need to show lots of improvement in the off-season. Clay had been inconsistent and Egnew didn't even get on the active roster until the 15th game of the season.
The draft offers three pass-catching tight ends among Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert, Stanford's Zach Ertz and San Diego State's Gavin Escobar. It's still regarded as a stretch to take any of the three with the Dolphins' first-round pick (No. 12), but Eifert and Ertz might be gone by the time the Dolphins draft in the second round.