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Prospect Review: Evan Engram

 

Evan Engram

Tight End

Hillgrove High School (Powder Springs, Ga.)

6’3 210 Lbs.

 

Rivals: 3 star

Scout: 3 star

ESPN: 3 star

247: 3 star

 

Engram also had offers from Air Force, Navy, and Wake Forest among others.

Engram committed to Ole Miss on June 28, 2012.

 

Possible playing time in 2013: The only scholarship tight ends on the roster today are John Youngblood and Christian Morgan. AJ Jackson and Engram will join them this summer after they graduate high school. Morgan and Jackson figure to be the faces of the program at tight end, while Youngblood trails due to the fact that he came in as a defensive end and Engram trails because he has not filled out to an ideal tight end size. With how deep the Rebels like to substitute, you would think that he will see the field sooner than later. His blocking is suspect so the formations that he will play in will be limited at the start.

 

Wrap-up: He has great hands and elite speed for a tight end. This will allow him to contribute in the passing game as he is the best pass-catching tight end on the roster. The problem is his size. At 210 Lbs. he is way too small to be a tight end at the SEC level. His blocking was suspect in high school and the competition is about to get a whole lot better. He will need to put on a lot of weight in Paul Jackson’s program and improve his blocking before he can be a real difference maker in Oxford.

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