In this 2017 NFL Draft profile, we look at the strengths and weaknesses of tight end Evan Engram out of Ole Miss University.
Engram is considered a top tight end in the 2017 NFL Draft thanks to his ability to be a difference-maker. He has an NFL skill set and a strong college career for his draft stock to rise.
For how big and tall Engram is, he resembles Jordan Reed. He enters this year’s draft at 6’3″ and weighs in at 236 pounds. For how productive Reed runs his routes and the way he blocks, Engram is the same way as him.
When he runs out for the pass, he has excellent explosion off the line of scrimmage. Unlike most tight ends, Engram is able to control his strides in and out. He is willing to take the chance and go after the football in making a catch.
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If the throw is thrown low, Engram is capable of making the low catches and high throws as well. He is very light on his feet and is can adjust his routes easily.
Engram needs to learn how to sit in the middle of the field. He needs to learn how to protect the football better because of how many fumbles he let occur.
Instead of being aggressive with defenders he allows them to work through him. He had trouble in giving time for his quarterback to make the passes. He also allows himself to let the passes beat him to the spot.
DRAFT DAY PREDICTION
Engram will likely be selected in the 2nd or 3rd Round as an early to mid round (51st-69th) pick in this year’s draft. Engram seems like he has the potential to be a very good player but he has a lot of his game to fix.