Durham Smythe didn’t have to wait very long on Saturday to hear his name in the 2018 NFL Draft. In the 4th round with the 123rd pick, the Miami Dolphins took the talented and underused tight end.
Welcome to Miami, Durham Smythe!#NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/VeCs75fWuM— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) April 28, 2018
Smythe was a four star prospect from Texas with a ton of potential and had the most lacrosse bro name in the country. Smythe put in a lot of minutes for the Irish over the years, and was a quality starter — but he was often underused in the passing game.
In his final year with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Smythe was a victim of poor quarterback play in the passing game, but he really came on as a very good run blocker for the Irish.
The Dolphins are familiar with this type of tight end from Notre Dame after having former Irish great Anthony Fasano on the roster for many years.
Good luck to Durham with his relocation to South Beach. It’s be a different way of life than the one he had in South Bend.