Evan Engram hasn’t been all that great of a pickup for the New York Giants these last couple of years. Despite incredible speed and size, the production simply hasn’t been there at all. It has led to Giants fans wanting him off the team the past two seasons now. Apparently, they could be getting their wish very soon.
We got to see three tight ends receive the franchise tag this past week. Among them were Mike Gesicki, Dalton Schultz and David Njoku. There aren’t many tight ends available this offseason. However, teams are starting to call the Giants to see what is going on with Evan Engram.
They believe that Engram provides a lot of value as a pass catcher and don’t view him as a traditional tight end. Some teams even feel like he would be better suited if he were to play in the slot more in future seasons. In the last two years, Engram played 362 snaps in the slot during 2021 and then 345 in 2020. This isn’t the first time that a tight end believes that he could be more than just a standard player at the position. Gesicki for example believes that he is more of a wide receiver than a tight end himself.
How Has Evan Engram Played?
Engram posted 64 receptions for 722 yards and six touchdowns in his rookie season. Everybody got excited about his future in New York. However, he was never able to reach any of those numbers throughout these past four seasons. The inconsistency has been attributed to a lot of dropped passes and an overall lack of focus during pass routes.
Luckily, he is still a mismatch nightmare in the slot, which makes his value stay relatively decent for now. As it stands right now, no team has been mentioned in the hunt for his services. Although it is definitely something to watch over the next few weeks.
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