The New York Giants 1st round pick, Evan Engram is having a real strong camp. The Giants currently have Rhett Ellison as the starting TE, but with Engram’s versatility he will be able to be moved around and thrown in different formations. He has been used alot in redzone drills. Engram has beaten the All-Pro safety, Landon Collins a handful of times in 1-1 drills and made a nice grab for a TD on Collins during the team’s 11 on 11 period.
Engram has consistently won at the line of scrimmage and always finds a way to get open. Even in the first game and throughout training camp Engram has showed he is willing to put his hand in the dirt and block. Tackles always like tight ends who are willing to block, so Ellison and Engram will fit perfectly. Engram has been discredited as a run blocker throughout the entire draft process, but so far has proved the doubters wrong.
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Engram saw a good amount of snaps in his first preseason action, only catching one ball from Geno Smith. One catch for 11 yards aren’t stats that are going to “wow” you. As expected Engram has been moved all over the place. He saw time lined up at fullback and tight end during his first game. Engram has the speed to really create some separation in the middle of the field. His versatility is going to benefit all the WRs because teams will have a tough time with just a linebacker lined up, you will probably even see some safeties come down and man up.
Besides Jeremy Shockey and Mark Bavaro, you can’t really name any big time TE that the Giants have had, but Engram looks totally different than the flurry of TEs the Giants have fielded as of late. A lot is expected from the rookie and as time continues he will fully understand this offense and how he will be used because there are so many things McAdoo can do with him. Giant fans should be very excited for what he brings to the table.