It’s Evan Engram Time
Evan Engram is one of the tantalizing young Tight Ends in the game today. Just watching a Giants game, you can see how he’s leaned on by Daniel Jones. In only eight games last year, he finished fourth on the Giants for receptions and fifth for targets. The only tight ends above him all played at least ten games.
In college, Engram was sometimes used at receiver in certain offensive formations. He’s parlayed those skills in the NFL with the Giants. He’s still building his blocking game, but that will come in time with NFL weight rooms. His receiving ability should have everyone drooling, you need to grab him early!
Engram is the Giants #1 Receiver
Even with only eight games played, Engram was in the middle of the pack for receiving statistics. He’s going to be scary if you can put together 16 games. Luckily for us, the Sports Injury Predictor has him only projected to miss two-three games this year. That’s at least 13 games which means Engram could lead the team in receiving.
With an improved offensive line and Daniel Jones adding another year under his belt, Engram will benefit greatly. In TITTH’s previous mock drafts, Engram was getting snatched up anywhere from seventh to tenth round. So once round five hits and there’s a TE run, grab Engram.
If Engram plays 13 games (at last year’s pace), he’s looking at at 110 targets, 70 receptions, 755 yards, and 5 touchdowns. Those numbers would have led the Giants and I’m factoring in that he misses 3 games. I would take those numbers any day of the week.