Similar to Conner, Evan Engram is a guy who was once considered a potential first rounder. While that thought has faded in the last two years, Engram nearly departed Oxford for the 2016 NFL Draft. It’s still yet to be determined whether passing up on that opportunity was the right call, but it certainly could wind up being a great decision.
Engram figures to be a more prominent target in Chad Kelly’s second season as the starting quarterback. And then there’s the fact that Laquon Treadwell’s production will be divided among the returning pass catchers on the roster. This season should be more productive for the sure-handed tight end and that could lead to more chatter about him going into next spring’s draft.
CBSsports ranks him as the 4th best senior tight end in the 2017 NFL Draft. And DJ Boyer has him going 51st overall in his latest mock. But don’t sleep on him as a first round pick, especially if a team, who puts an emphasis on the passing game, needs a tight end.
Engram is a guy that could be a big time playmaker on the next level if he is used properly within the right scheme. Additionally, he is one of those unique players that seems to keep developing physically, getting stronger and stronger each year. Look for that to continue beyond his final season in Oxford.
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