Evan Engram, Ole Miss Rebels
Age: 22 (9/2/1994)
Height & Weight: 6’3″ & 227 pounds
2016 Season Statistics: 65 receptions, 926 yards, 8 touchdowns
Entering the 2016 college football season, all eyes were on Evan Engram to make the leap for the Ole Miss Rebels. With Ole Miss’ top playmakers either graduating or entering the NFL Draft, Engram was left to anchor the Rebels’ offensive attack.
Engram justified every ounce of the hype with a spectacular senior season that helped him emerge as one of the premier playmakers in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Engram spent four years at Ole Miss, amassing 162 receptions for 2,320 yards and 15 touchdowns. His career mark of 14.3 yards per reception is a fair reflection of the explosiveness he brings to the tight end position.
Though he might not be the biggest of players or the strongest of blockers, Engram wins jump balls, moves well after the catch, and is true matchup nightmare.
There are some who believe that Engram will line up at wide receiver at the next level. If the New York Giants make that determination, then he’ll likely be removed from their draft board in the event that New York hasn’t yet drafted a tight end.
If it’s determined that Engram can play tight end, however, the Giants would be adding another lethal weapon to Eli Manning’s receiving corps.