TE Evan Engram, Mississippi

6’3” – 234 lbs. – 4.42

Was pretty productive as a freshman, then put together two more solid seasons before enjoying an excellent senior campaign which really boosted his stock. Team captain. Has adequate height, long arms, and big hands, with a somewhat thin frame. Often lined up as an H-Back or slot receiver and projects to that role at the next level as well; closer to a wide receiver than an inline tight end both from a physical standpoint and from the perspective of his usage in college. Athletic player who looks smooth releasing into the flats, running shorter curls, and dragging across the field. Fast enough to challenge defenses down the seams; not just a short passing game target and might be at his most valuable further downfield. Sells fakes well; often asked to present a blocking look and then release into his route. Has a good catch radius, with the ability to pluck the ball without letting it into his body. Good body control in the air to adjust to poorly-thrown balls. Has impressive leaping skills and the ability to climb the ladder and come down with higher throws. Tends to make some focus drops and seems like he has some trouble making catches in traffic or when a hit is incoming. Doesn’t really have the frame or length to shield defenders from the ball. Smooth runner after the catch; a good option for picking up YAC down the seam or when crossing the field. Gets upfield quickly; will lower the shoulder but isn’t especially powerful or elusive. Gives effort and is able to extend his arms and drive his legs but is not the best blocker; besides his physical/strength limitations, sometimes struggles to find rushers and tends to lower his head when stalking. Lunges and lets his hands get outside, negating what strength he has. Struggles to line up crackback blocks when sent in motion from the H-Back position. Might be able to give a little bit of help against opposing cornerbacks but isn’t the type of player that could line up in a three-point stance and mix it up with defensive ends. Has dealt with some injuries which may be a concern given his frame. An excellent athlete who presents a difficult matchup for opposing linebackers, he may never be a true inline option but could be dangerous in the hands of a creative offensive coordinator who was willing to overlook his blocking deficiencies and take advantage of his speed, quickness, and overall receiving ability by moving him around the formation and finding him opportunities.

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